Holly and Heather’s Helpful Hint: Embrace Change
When the calendar turns from September to October, there is visible change all around us. When we go outside there is a crispness in the air (although this week in the Northeast it still feels like summer). The leaves are turning, the summer wreaths have come off the neighborhood doors and everywhere you go pumpkins, gourds, and scarecrows abound. You start to change the way you dress, the foods you prepare and your weekend activities. Even though some may dread the beginning of school, the ending of summer vacation and the inevitable cool weather approaching, we can look to this time of year as a time for enjoying all that it has to offer us.
Sometimes we can prepare for change just like we would a holiday or trip. Items are purchased, plans are made and sometimes the “looking forward” to it all is just as exciting than the trip or holiday itself. We can dream about the future, of a time and place we are planning to experience.
Autumn can be a time to dream, to plan, to think about things ahead of us. We can take out our well-loved sweaters that we have packed away for months. Buy a new pair of stylish boots for those cold days. Stack firewood outside for our long-forgotten fireplaces. Plant mums with fall colors and decorate our yards and houses for Halloween. Where we live, farm stands, apple orchards and pumpkin fields are plentiful. Taking a trip to these places is a wonderful way to spend a day and enjoy the spoils of this beautiful time of year.
How is autumn a special kind of season for you?