Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, even if it is full of changes.  The weather starts to get crisp, almost as if you can grab it and break it in half.  Just thinking of fall, I can smell the many scents.  The dried leaves that as a child you would pile up and then jump in them.  Or sometimes we raked them into a maze.  Then I smell the fall fire.  A fire that you warm up to in the new cooler fall air.  Standing next to the flames, roosting hot dogs until they crackle and S ‘mores with the melted marshmallows. Nothing tastes so good.

With fall, also come the changes in the wardrobe.  I love cleaning out the closet, putting away the short sleeve tops and sundresses and getting out the cozy sweatshirts.  By the time fall comes I am tired of the summer wear and looking forward to getting out old clothes as if they are new again.  Getting out those fuzzy slippers to slip your cold feet into.  There is something about getting rid of the clothes that I don’t use or need any more.  Or maybe there is a discovery of something that I forgot about. 

The last change is the most beautiful.  It is the changes in the colors.  The yellows, oranges, and bright reds, almost as if the trees were on fire.  It fascinates me how they can do that.  I love to take a ride this time of year and look at the trees and the colors. I am not sure what it is about, other than the wonder of nature at its peak of beauty.

Life is constantly changing around us.  There are new sites and old memories that make each of us react differently to change.  Sometimes our life is like that closet where we are sorting though the old and new, deciding what to keep and what to let go of.  At times life is beautiful and we marvel at the greatness.

What in your life is in need for a change?  What are you going to do to make it happen?




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