23 March 2016
On the Cusp
I love the times of year when we are in transition. When the old season is still hanging on but we are starting to get glimpses of the new one. Spring is putting out its first tender signs, the green haze will be all around before we know it. I know that some lament its tardiness but they have their timings wrong. Christmas is not the middle of Winter but the beginnings of it, January and February are the coldest months of the year and they are the middle of the Winter. Now is the time to welcome Spring.
Whilst the changes of the seasons are welcome it can be easy to hang on to the familiar in our everyday lives. We know what to expect when the seasons change, well mostly anyway but British weather never fails to surprise us! But the future is not always such a clear place to us. It is comforting to stay with what we know and not push ourselves out of that cosy place.
Finding balance in our rhythm is a continuous process. It changes with the seasons and as the children grow and their needs change, I have been frustrated at the need to keep changing it, that somehow that it is my failure to get it right. But it isn't. It is better. It might feel like un uphill struggle but the view from the top is always worth it, even when the mist is down the achievement of getting there makes it all worth while. Water stays level however your twist and turn it, it is possible to achieve that same balance.