The changing of the seasons. It is a built-in marker in time for us to stop and consider the days we just lived and the days that are just around the corner. Just when we don’t think we can take the heat of summer anymore, the autumn breezes sweep in cooling the air and turning our minds toward apple cider, cinnamon scented candles and dishes made with pumpkin.
I will admit, I prefer the warmer months. But there are things about each season that I enjoy: hot chocolate in the winter, trees in bloom in the spring, vacations at the lake during the summer, turning of the autumn leaves.
I want to remember to stop and give thanks for the seasons. I want to appreciate them each for what they bring, for what they leave behind. They are so predictable yet so powerful. They happen whether we pay attention or not but today I choose to greet the changing of the seasons with openness and gratitude.