I love Fall. To be fair, I love the start of every season, because I have wonderful childhood memories that tie me to each one. But Fall reminds me of new beginnings. A new school year, a new jacket or hoodie to envelope me, and new friends to discover.
As the leaves amber and crimson, the ground firms. The songs of the birds alter, as some stay and some go. There's a crunch beneath my feet as the weeks urge the leaves down, and the air is grows tinted by the embers of burning fires.
Smores, visible breath, laughter, pumpkins, spiced cinnamon tea, and the act of dressing up as someone else on All Hallow's Eve. These are the symptoms of an Autumn's embrace. And boy, are my arms wide open.
I hope you give yourself permission for a new beginning this year, the opportunity to enjoy the moments that you treasure, and create new memories to warm the hearth. And if you get a fire going, be sure to cozy up with a good book, a wonderfully shared story, or a sweet song.
I do so hope you will allow yourself the privilege of getting lost in this season of change.