Embracing Fall

How often do we get so caught up in dreading the future, that we forget to embrace the present? Yes I know that statement could have a lot of meaning behind it....but I want you to go beyond what I said...I want you to think!

Fall is, and always has been, one of my most favorite seasons. The colors, the warmth and briskness combined, the crunching of the leaves. I have wonderful memories of jumping in large piles of leaves as a child, and even losing one of my Thom McCann shoes! (who remembers those?) I love the smells. It is such a tactile season. frozen leaves Lately I have found myself dreading fall, because I feel the ominous looming of winter. Now winter in and of itself is not a bad thing, but when you live in Michigan winter becomes grey, grey and more grey. Yuck. See? It makes me depressed to even write about it! But this year I am CHOOSING to love fall. I've decorated for it....the candles are filling the house with the scent of pumpkin and cinnamon....we enjoyed halloween to its fullest...and Thanksgiving will be wonderful! So, now it's time to say....welcome fall.

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