This week I am thankful for the season of fall. This is one of my favorite times of the year! The temperatures begin to cool down and the colors of nature are just spectacular -- all the oranges and brownes and golds!
To me it is the perfect preparation for the holiday season. I begin putting together my holiday plans while sitting outdoors enjoying the temperatures that are comfortable and even a little cool. We begin making our travel plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas, plan out our Christmas card list, prepare our home and put together meals if we are having family at our house and on and on.
Now, don't let me fool you that I'm some kind of organization wizard that has all of her holiday plans together by the end of October.... far from it!:) In reality, I probably won't have anything final until sometime in November -- and then only for Thanksgiving. However, this beautiful fall month will mark the beginning of turning my thoughts seriously to the holidays and at least begin putting ideas together in my mind.
Fall is also the perfect season for more outdoor time together for us as a family. We love to take this time of the year and spend more time at the park together, go to the zoo, and just hang out in the backyard together more. We'll eat more meals out on our patio and really enjoy the weather before it gets too cold to do so.
So, as I go about my days and enjoy the cooler temperatures, I want to make sure that I also remember to be thankful for this season. Thank you, Lord, for all the beauty of the Fall!
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