What sets your soul on fire?
When presented with that question, I think we all assume we must come up with the most amazing and astonishing answer. But the truth is, we don’t. Maybe what sets your soul on fire is reading a good book (and having the time to do it.)Lots of things set my soul on fire … like a drive around the countryside listening to oven birds as they flit along a fence line, or the grasses as they sway in a gentle breeze.
One of the biggest things that sets my soul on fire is autumn and that “new beginning” feeling.
I know, it’s still mid to late summer and I don’t want to to rush it, but … I’m seeing slight changes in the landscape and feeling those old excited stirrings in my heart.
For me, autumn feels like a new beginning, and I suppose it harkens back to childhood; returning to school and the new clothes, shoes, books, and pencils it brought. Our family didn’t have a lot of money and any time we got new stuff it was a big deal.
I grew up on a farm and harvest was the biggest event of the year. I’m quite sure I picked up on the energy of my parents as they brought in the crops and put the grain safely away in bins. My mom would start baking bread, and hearty soups and stews. It was a satisfying time and I felt safe and secure.
So I’ve decided it’s time to craft an autumn bucket list of sorts … something like my 30 Ideas to Make June Magical post. I’d love it if you could join me (if only in your mind and on your private journal pages.) I’ll be posting mine in bits and pieces as we get closer to September.
And because I love quotes and word art, I’d love it if you could share some of your favourite quotes … and maybe, just maybe one or two will appear here as a freebie ;)
I think this quote is by Jennifer Lee
I love the idea of an autumn bucket list. Mine would not be long, but there were a few things I wanted to do last fall that I never did get around to. Maybe writing them down in a list would inspire me to transfer them to the calendar and actually do them instead of just thinking about it.
Hi León, it is my experience that by writing something down, it’s more likely to happen!
Michelle B says
I do agree with you, there is a better chance of things happening if I write them down. I have a quote that I think goes along with the idea of a bucket list: “One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho
I need to get started writing my list. :)
Hi Michelle, thank you for the quote! I’m going to write that down in the front of my new journal!
Fall is like a new beginning for me as well more so than the beginning of a new year…I love your idea of a Fall bucket list. In fact, I have been thinking of things I want to do and try but have not yet committed them to paper. One of my favorite quotes is from Dr. Seuss….”Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.”
Love that so much Nancy! xo