Thankful Thursdays

And so it feels like life just kicked it into fourth gear with the start of fall season. Why is that you think? Here’s a theory: The holidays are fast-approaching (?), we start to feel the frenzy, and stress hits. The more stressed we are, the less likely we are to be focused on the present and live in the moment. Our perception of time flies. There. Makes sense?

May I make a couple of suggestions? First, let’s take in a breath, people. A few, actually. We’ve been through a lot lately, and some of life is a blur. Beware of the warp speed the anticipation of the holidays throws us into. Let’s not let the crazy hustle rob us of valuable time to enjoy what’s really important.

Fall is about enjoying less humidity and cooler breezes and red and rust-colored leaves (okay, in South Florida, maybe on the door wreath). So, suggestion number two: Take some time to go somewhere where you can experience the beauty of the changing of the leaves. It’s quite a site. For info on peak dates and destinations to view this wonderful spectacle, click Fall Leaves.

Lastly, a reminder to all of us that this time of year is about kick-starting a season packed full of nostalgic memories and traditions. And for that, I will always be thankful.

What are you thankful for today?

Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”
-Oscar Wilde

“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour”
–V. Erickson

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”
-E. Lawrence

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Montebello, VA – October 18, 2018


Thankful Thursdays — 5 Comments

  1. Amen! Have never understood the stressing over the holidays. It’s family memory making, baking and enjoying the seasons (Fall and Winter) time. Love this time of year!

  2. “Don’t hurry, don’t worry, and don’t forget to smell the flowers.” 1974 Apple Pie, Roanoke, VA.
    This beautiful quote is on a plaque I have of a little girl on her knees in a flower bed as she picks and smells a flower. We all need a reminder to do this 🙂

  3. No stressing this year! We’ve had enough of that. This year will be about getting together with family and friends enjoying the holiday seasons.

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