It’s September! Out with summer. In with autumn. Labor Day generally marks summer drawing to a close.The pools close. The green grass of summer is beginning to go dormant for its long winter’s nap. Fall is just around the corner! Time for football. Time for boots and sweaters. Time for pumpkin flavored treats. Time for cooler temperatures. Time for the leaves to begin turning.
For some that means turning over a new leaf.
If you work in the field of education or are a student, your year has just begun rather than the traditional January commencement.
Turning over a new leaf means to start afresh, to act in a different manner, to change your attitude about something for the better.
In the 16th century pages of a book were referred to as “leaves”. To turn over a new leaf meant to turn to a blank page. To start a new lesson.
As the leaves begin turning colors, why not turn over a personal new leaf ourselves? Why wait ’til the new year?
What do you need to change for the better in your life?
I have quite a few plates spinning in my world right now. I am working on several projects simultaneously. My home and my career for starters. I need to turn over a new leaf in my organizational skills. My time management. I have recently made a schedule and I need to be disciplined and stick to it. A time to work. A time to play. A time to do. A time to rest. A time to learn. A time to teach.
Let’s all take a moment every now and again and evaluate our lives. Are we living with purpose or just living? Let’s all be ready and willing to turn over a new leaf and begin again when necessary.
Christ offers that to each of us. It’s called forgiveness. Why not make a fresh new start today? With Him. Turn over a new leaf. Each and every day offers us just that. A new beginning.
Here’s to yours! ♡
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
Love and laughter,