Fall has definitely arrived in my part of the world. While I enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn all around me, it’s not my favorite season – mostly because of what comes after. I don’t like cold weather, and I definitely don’t like snow. But this year, I’m determined to embrace autumn and enjoy the season for what it is, rather than viewing it just as a precursor to winter. After all, that’s what living in the moment is all about. I’m making a point this year to really notice the gradual changing of the leaves, and to appreciate nature’s beauty, rather than anticipate the inevitable journey toward falling leaves and winter.
Autum is a season of harvest and a celebration of abundance. It’s a good time to take stock of all you’ve accomplished this year, and take some time to really appreciate your own growth. It’s a season of contradictions: warm, almost summer like days alternate with chilly days and nights. It’s a reflection that our lives aren’t always predictable, that life can be messy, and that joy and sorrow are both part of life.
Ultimately, autum is about the inevitability of change. This year, I’m going to let the beautiful colors of the season be a reminder to embrace change.
In addition to the beautiful fall colors of nature, I have my own fall colors right here at home with my two beautiful tortie girls all year long. Nothing brings out the orange, gold, yellow and tan highlights in torties’ coats better than the autum sunlight.
Do you like autumn? How are you celebrating the season?