Fall is, by far, my favorite season. It holds most of my best memories. I fell in love in the fall, got engaged in the fall, became a teacher in the fall, even lived in bonny Scotland during the fall. It’s beautiful outside and the weather is perfect. For me, the autumn is a season of looking ahead to the future with thanksgiving for past blessings.
It’s important to look back at all the good things that have come and gone in my life. Often, in my hopes and wishes for the future, I lose sight of the immense present richness I’ve been given. When I pay attention, I realize that what I have now was what I once longed for. I have what I wanted, and it’s even better than I’d imagined. Of course, the journey has held plenty of surprises along the way, which have only added to my thankfulness and taught me to be ready for unexpected lessons and joys.
When I think of the fall, I think of dreams coming true. So our pumpkin is happy, because we are so very blessed.