Once upon a time,
the lazy days of August were a time
of sharp anticipation for new beginnings.
The opening of a new school year
was just around the corner
and preparations had to be made.
Of course you had to make sure to
and find the newest, hippest things to wear
that fit into your parents' budget for back-to-school fashion
(or that could be bought for what you'd managed to save
from your summer job).
A new school year held promise.
It was an opportunity to make a fresh start
academically, cultivate new friends,
and catch up with old friends who had been away for the summer.
It was a season of hope,
of getting just the teachers you wanted,
of finding a boyfriend or girlfriend,
of learning to find your way along
the path toward growing up.
Once you've made the transition to adulthood,
that feeling of anticipation,
the certainty of new beginnings just around the corner
is a little harder to come by.
How can you create a space for new blessings?
What new beginning would put some pizazz
in your life?
p.s. I just realized that Tuesday, August 11 was
the first anniversary of my first blog post.
How time flies!