Sure, the flowers may be gone, but there is still a lot to love about the season. What we lose in flowers, we more than gain in fruits.
We probably have lots of happy memories about the summer that’s gone. We may have done a lot of socialising over those summer months. The weather is normally good (!?) and conducive to getting together with family and friends. The longer days gave us more possibilities to do ‘stuff’ and get out and about. We’ve been on holiday, away from the more possibly mundane aspects of our lives. A break from reality. Which can be good and bad.
We may mourn the passing of summer. Time certainly marches on. We must see the joy in all the seasons, even though we now need to wear raincoats and warm jumpers. So please look to the joy in this equally bountiful season. Think of opportunities to reflect on sunny, happy times. Be thankful for those and the warm sun. The refreshing sea. Autumn gives us a chance to be more cosy and stay close to those we love.
There is a quote that says, “Time is free, but it is priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you have lost it, you can never get it back.”
I love Autumn because I think about the last few months that were so different to where we are now. It’s not quite as cold and dark as winter… yet!
“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”