It is that time of the year again. Short days. Long nights. Cooler to cold temperatures. Time to get gloves, scarves, and hats out. Time to bring the plants, we spent all summer watering, in from the cold. The holiday season approaching in every department store.
We all lament Christmas and Hanukkah arriving before we’ve celebrated Trick or Treat with all its own delicious delights. Why do the retailers have Christmas displays out before we’ve gobbled our treats and put away the ghoulish decorations? Carols can be heard before Veteran’s Day, almost forty-five days before Christmas. Nothing like putting the horse before the cart.
Autumn – Great Time of the Year
My favorite time of the year is Autumn. Trick-or-Treat, Veteran’s Day, football season, the beginning of a new school year, new school clothes, scout troops and clubs start up again, the first school dance and many wonderful activities are all in Autumn.
We celebrate two eating holidays in the Fall. What could be better than that?
We aren’t promised a long, healthy, or rich life. In fact, we are only promised today, use today as an opportunity to live your best day ever. Living well is when we live every moment with purpose, forgiveness, and love. When we …
- pause to play peek-a-boo with a baby in a grocery cart, even if you are wearing a mask
- help an elderly or disabled person reach an item on a top shelf
- chat with our neighbor
- play catch with the kids
- take time to listen … then we have lived well!
Seasons are meant to change and each with its on purpose. It says in the Bible in Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven…”
Retailers will continue to display Christmas in October.
Radio stations will play non-stop Christmas carols for two months.
It’s our job to celebrate and live fully every day to its full potential.
Remember seasons change and so should we!