Be Present

Ecclesiastes 3: 1: “There is a time for everything, and everything on earth has its special season.” (NCV) We are walking deeper into the fall season and only 4 days into this new month, but I hear abundant lamentations about the passing of summer. Friends, just a reminder that each season offers its own gifts. This season of fall claims many sights and sounds and colors specific to its place on the calendar.

I love summer, but I fall in love with fall, too., though I am not a fan of pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin spice tea. However, I do appreciate the smells of freshly baked pumpkin pie and ginger snap cookies. I appreciate the warmth of the days and the coolness of the evenings. I like to walk and hear the sound of crunching leaves beneath my feet. There is much to enjoy! Craft shows, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, fall festivals….

Every season has its own gifts. Be present for the moments autumn offers or you will miss the gift unfolding in front of you.  Before we know it, we will be in a new season again. The next one will include…. snow!

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