Christ has already come into our lives. We all know this. So, the question is: How did Christ come to me today? We can pose ourselves this question every day of our lives. When we are conscious of this question, our lives take on a new dimension, an ongoing, living reality of the presence of Christ.
Thanksgiving draws us to gratitude, a gratitude that can “log into” our past life or our current life. As we age, we are called to let go of memories we no longer need, especially those that we have grown beyond.
Autumn is a wonderful time to reflect on life, on the changing seasons, and on the splendor of New England colors. I always look forward to this multicolored season of oranges, reds, yellows, and browns. This is a season of transformations. We are invited to look back at how we have lived autumn over the years.
Quotes for October
“October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
“Life starts all over again when in gets crisp in the fall.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Quotes for September
“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soil.” ~ Peggy Toney Horton
“September is the month of maturity, the heaped basket and the garnered sheaf. It is the month of climax and completion.” ~ Patience Strong (1951). “The Glory of the Garden”
Quotes for August
“The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
“August is a gentle reminder for not doing a single thing from your new year resolution for seven months and not doing it for next five.” ~ Crestless Wave
Quotes for July
“Thinking back to when it’s warm outside. Oh, why couldn’t Christmas be in July?” ~ Haley Mary Artzab
“If ant hills are high in July, the coming winter will be hard.” ~ American Folklore
Quotes for June
“At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.” ~Edgar Allan Poe
“June is the time for being in the world in new ways, for throwing off the cold and dark spots of life.” ~Joan D. Chittister
“In February’s dark, we watched the stars explode until daybreak.” ~ Laura Veirs
“The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.” ~ William C. Bryant
From Michelle Obama’s Most Poignant Quotes
“You cannot make decisions based on the possibility of what might happen.”
“The one way to get me to work my hardest was to doubt me.”