Falling in love again…

fall on the mountain

There is always something about fall that makes me feel like the world is getting ready for a fresh start. I know that’s an odd thing to think when it’s actually everything dying off. But its such a pretty change. Pennsylvania offers a nice range of craziness in each of it’s 4 seasons, but after a couple of months of sweating in the 90% humidity and swatting massive amounts of bugs, fall is such a welcome change.

That cool, crisp air and the disappearance of all the annoying flies, mosquitoes and stink bugs sure make enjoying the great outdoors a lot more enjoyable. I fall in love with the season every year and it will never get old since I appreciate the differences about something that happens over and over.

Keep that idea in mind for a life application as well. Some things become routine and mundane life tends to work that way for most of us. Maybe we are tired of the season we are in and think we were better off in a season of the past or would be better of in a season of the future. But don’t let that thinking steal your joy for today! Be in the season you’re in, savor it, the nasty “bugs” and all because all too quickly another season will be ushered in and the colors of your life will change again.

If we learn to enjoy and appreciate the seasons of life that we are in right now instead of wishing for another one we will be more likely to see beauty where we may not have before. Take a deep breath, process the beauty around you, whatever it may be, there is something beautiful and if there isn’t we can be the beauty! Fall in love with your life and all the changing and wonderful things in it, the people, the places and the things you do. Let the leaves of regret, anger, and sadness from the previous season flutter off and let new growth sprout into hope, peace and joy!



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I am a small town farm girl who has become passionate about challenging myself and others to live authentic lives. Pure and simple and real. I draw inspiration from everything, everywhere, but living on a beautiful farm nestled in the mountains of Pennsylvania brings it's own inspiration. I have written skits, plays, poems and curriculum for children's programs as well as Bible study guides and children's books. I currently write for "The Valley Newspaper" in my quant hometown. You won't hit city traffic and there won't be much noise other than the clip clop of horses' hooves as you pass a Pennsylvania Dutch buggy. As a wife and mother of three teenagers, I have been taught great lessons in love, forgiveness and acceptance by the school of life. I find my favorite cathedrals aren't like St. Peter's Basilica in Rome but the woods, full of tall pines, changing maples and calming streams. Philippians 2:4 "Let each of you look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others."

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