I am not one that puts a lot of stock in our constructs of time. Of course days, weeks, seasons and years were all established by God, but what about months -- aren't these man-made constructs? I am also not a fan of considering the "first" of anything more significant than any other day -- first of the year, first of the month, etc ... don't even get me going on News Years Resolutions!
But in our modern fast-paced, Day-Timer, list-of-things-to-do world, any chance to turn the calendar page and begin a fresh clean period of time matters. I just don't buy it for myself.
That being said, Happy August! It sounds likes it's gonna be a hot one.