Here we are pretty much at the end of summer. As anyone who lives here knows this is really a silly statement. Anyone who grew up in any 4 season locale looks at a statement like “end of summer” and has to laugh. We are sooooooo lucky to live in a place like California it’s stoopid! The only difference between the summer and not is the beaches and tourist spots become more empty. Think about what the rest of the country has had to experience for the last bunch o months (heat, tornadoes, earthquakes and hurricanes). Sounds like the climates are changing (oooooops… don’t want to get political yet).
I don’t know about most of you but this has been a very tumultuous summer. Lots of changes, challenges and for me often disappointment. This is why the seasons are an always apt analogy for change. The change of the seasons offer us an opportunity to shift our perspective. A new season offers us the ability to shift and look at things differently. Summer is soon to be over but this doesn’t mean that the freedom and the beauty that has always been represented by summer has to be let go. Just the opposite! It is each and every one of our responsibilities to secure that beauty and freedom in our lives each and every day. It sounds easy… and the truth is, that it is! It is within the realm of each of us to approach every day as a world of new possibilities. Daniel Johnston has a song “Don’t let the sun go down on your grievance”. Don’t go to sleep holding on to the pain that the previous day offered up. There is absolutely nothing that can be done about such things once they have occurred. Leave the pain and disappointment behind and if you do this you will be much better prepared to deal with change and consequence when you awake the next day.
Last but not least, I want to once again share my love and appreciation to all of you. You are the best clientele that anyone with a business could dream of. You have been clients, some of you have been friends and without exception you are all contributing to a better world to live in (not to mention helping to feed my dog really well).