Sarah Ban Breathnach in her book book Simple Abundance, writes:
It seems to me that January resolutions are about will; September resolutions are about authentic wants. . . . The beauty of autumnal resolutions is that no one else knows we’re making them. Autumnal resolutions don’t require horns, confetti, and champagne. September resolutions ask only that we be open to positive change.
I actually do like to make autumn resolutions, though without horns, confetti, and champagne, though now thinking about it that does sound like a good idea. We saw the movie "Senna" recently about Aryton Senna, the Formula One world champion, and I walked out of the film wanting a glass of champagne or maybe a bottle of it to pour over my head.
Perhaps because I was born in October, this time of year, I feel a need to bustle, to set goals, and even accomplish them. I use the approach of the end of the year to motivate much as the tree must do before it opens its trunk and branches to view with the dropping of leaves. I envision entry to a wider womb, an opening to discovery, exploration and completion.
What are you thinking about this first day of September, a Thursday before Labor Day weekend, a time when the young return to school?