I have a love hate relationship with fall: I enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn all around me,but I also can’t help but think about what comes afterwards. I’m a summer girl; I thrive on warm weather and sun light. Come to think of it, I’m much like a cat in that respect! I don’t like cold weather, and I definitely don’t like snow.
However, in the spirit of living in the moment – something my cats remind me to do each and every day – I try to embrace fall in all its glory. I’m making it a point to pay attention to the slow changes in the leaves in my backyard, and on my daily walks. I’m focusing on appreciating the beauty of the season, rather than on dreading the inevitable journey toward falling leaves and winter.
Fall 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. Take time to celebrate your own growth.
Fall is also a season of contradictions, at least in this part of the world. Warm, almost summer like days alternate with chilly, sometimes grey, days and nights. It’s kind of a metaphor for life: life is not always predictable,, and it can be pretty messy at times. Joy and sorrow are both parts of a life well-lived.
Ultimately, fall 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.
And if I need a reminder of all that is good about fall, all I have to do is look at my two beautiful tortie girls with their orange, yellow and tan fall color coats. Nothing brings out the gorgeous colors in torties’ coats better than the light of autumn.
What are some of your favorite things about fall?