day 4: thankful for autumn

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I’ve often wondered if I suffer from seasonal depression. Most people feel down during fall and winter. The days are shorter, we have less sunlight, and the temperatures drop. Well, I am the exact opposite! Summer brings me down… Those long, hot summer days are dreadful. I even know going into summer that I have to get myself pumped up. I need to plan fun activities and trips just to get through. Summer can be rough for me.

I can barely hang on… then, all of a sudden I can taste sweet relief when that first chilly morning comes in autumn. I’ve survived those long, hot months and I’m crazy enough to pull out my scarves for that 70 degree weather. I’m sure people think I’m crazy but I don’t mind. Happens every year!

I love pumpkins and apples and all things fall. I love taking the kids for walks around the neighborhood to collect leaves and acorns. I love wearing longer sleeves… I love autumn scents like pumpkin and cinnamon. Sometimes I bake something just to fill my home with these sweet aromas. And I LOVE fall eats! I look forward to comfort chilis and soups, roasts in the crockpot, and baking. Yes, again baking! You’d think I’m good at it, but I’m not so sure. I love it, so I keep at it. Practice makes perfect.

Today I am thankful for autumn. I pray that it arrives and stays for good. I feel like fall is teasing me by just allowing for cool mornings and then bringing those 90 degree days. On the bright side, we are closer to fall and winter today than we were back in June, right?? šŸ™‚

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