Autumnal Equinox: The First Day of Fall
The Autumnal Equinox, Wednesday, September 23rd, marks the official first day of autumn. The ushering in of a new season can be an exciting time both personally and for business. Mother Nature puts on a spectacular display of color and bountiful harvests. However, as awe inspiring as fall colors might be it is important to reflect upon the hard work and planning that went into the display. Everyone from Park Rangers protecting our National Forests and State Parks, local parks and recreation for planting and maintaining landscaping in our cities, towns and neighborhoods, farmers for providing us with the food we need, right down to you and your neighbors for maintaining your own garden, be it acres of land or a just a few potted plants on your balcony or windowsill. The trees, the flowers, the crops did not just happen, they are the result of careful planning and effort.
Autumn is an important time to reflect on this work, to take stock in everything you’ve accomplished throughout the year so far. Whether you are talking about personal life or business, autumn is natures gentle reminder that, “winter is coming” and there is still work to be done. Autumn is all about assessing what you have, and carefully planning out what you will need to get you through the winter.