October 1, 2019.
Time marches steadily on and the year progresses. Oh, how I've been longing for this page on the calendar when the days grow shorter and the sun falls to the south and creates distinctly autumnal shadows. It's truly my favorite time of the year.....
This Summer has been so hot! Or maybe it's just that I don't handle the heat as well, so sweltering days seem heavy and cumbersome. There is just something very rejuvenating about crisp mornings and cool evenings. It seems I can't resist picking up another pumpkin or two each time I stop at the market. There are piles of them on our cottage porch and scattered throughout the flowerbed along the front of the house. Bins full of Autumn treasures are dragged into the house and more pumpkins, glass and velvet, are nestled among seasonal prints and delicious scented candles. From now through Thanksgiving, when the Christmas decor takes over, our home is transformed into warm-hued coziness.
And it feels so good to slow the pace and nest for a season. Cook hearty meals, drape soft blankets across furniture and plump pillows. There's nothing better than curling up with a good book or sitting with a cup of coffee and simply daydreaming. October is the best month - before the hustle and bustle of the holidays really gears up! I just want to soak it in and live it fully. And keep my focus on what matters most, with a heart of gratitude and a gentle spirit.
These are the days...to grab hold and treasure life.
Until next time, take care and live well, my friends.