First frost, brrrrr! Need to bundle up to take the dog for a walk in the morning. It’s no secret that summer is my favorite season but there is much to be said for curling up by the fire, wearing cozy fleece, that first blush of cool air as it hits your face when you open the door, crock pot dinners, and pumpkins. Yes, that’s right, I said pumpkins. Can anything make you feel like a kid again faster than Halloween and a pumpkin patch? Is this picture of my neice Jenna (many moons ago) not the cutest thing ever?
Halloween is kind of a cool time of year because wearing a costume allows us to become someone else, to try it out, try it on, and to see if we like it. Maybe we will like it more. Maybe others will notice too. Maybe this is when we believe we are at our best because we are open to growing, learning. changing behaviours, attitudes and actions to create better and more positive outcomes. This is the true value of coaching. It allows us to design our futures and to try things on for size.
When you think of all of the pumpkins in a pumpkin patch, what do you notice? I notice that they are all different sizes, shapes, colors and although there are a ton of them we seem to be able to pick out the one that is just perfect (for us). Well, just like picking out your pumpkin you have the inner wisdom to make choices that are perfect (for you) in all aspects of your life, personal and professional. It’s true that some choices are made for us but we also have choices to make about who we become as a result of those choices. Are we victims? Are we assigning blame or are we active participants in our own lives (thanks, Katie!) trying on different costumes while remaining true to ourselves and living with personal integrity? I vote for the latter. What about you? Looking to make a change? If so, remember that you have choices. Get inspired by your inner wisdom!
(C) 2011 – True Bliss Coach Gloria Higdon