The arrival of Labor Day has always been the sign of new beginnings for me. I guess it goes waaaay back to those school days.
Unlike most kids, I always looked forward to the first day of school. It was a new beginning - new teachers, new friends, new routines, new knowledge and a chance to make a new start. Any mistakes or bad habits seemed to be erased after Labor Day. You had a fresh slate. I always like that idea and I guess I still do.
Even tonight as I prepare to return to work tomorrow, I have plans to be better organized and productive. (fingers crossed!)
This weekend as I drove around looking at the trees just beginning to turn to those beautiful colors of reds, golds and oranges I wondered if they looked forward to a new beginning too. They have the opportunity each year to shed themselves and start fresh in the spring. Any imperfections of the past year are raked away and next Spring holds the possibility of a better self.
Ahhhhh, I love Autumn.