September 6, 2014
This is it! We're now faced with the last four months of the year! We coast along through July and August, not looking too hard at the calendar... trying not to, actually.
And then, quite suddenly, it's September. In the United States, we still have quite a heat wave all over, so the temperatures and facts of summer are still very much with us, but there's no reversing the machine that has now started up. There's no emergency stop button, no glass to break and ax to grab, no call center waiting to help us through this.
(The Butterball Hotline doesn't count.)
What we're faced with now is an unstoppable train ride to the year 2015. It'll move along at the regular speed, of course, but because of the change of seasons, the motives of marketers, and the big holidays we do actually look forward to, 2014 will seem to be moving at close to light speed.
So what can you do?
You can make a conscious choice to enjoy the many little moments of every day of the next four months. New Year's Eve, Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, and even Halloween are still off in the future. As much as Kmart, Hallmark, and even Coca-Cola will try to convince you that you have just hours left now to buy your costume, prepare your meals, and wrap your presents, it's all a crock of shiitake. It's a lie!
September has only just begun. Enjoy it! Even when October arrives, it's still another month before Halloween shows up. Enjoy October too. And so on. Just because several major events on the calendar all fall within the same few months does not mean there's not still lots and lots of other days waiting for you to appreciate as well.
So make a conscious choice right here and right now.
LIVE these last four months of the year. Don't just live for these last four holidays!