Friday September 30, 2011
Can you name five blessings from your week? Susanne from Living to Tell the Story hosts Friday’s Fave Five each week. Click on over and see her if you’d like to join in!
Here are my favorites from this week:
1. Wearing fall colors. You know the rules—no white after Labor Day, etc. Well, here in South Florida, we pretty much ignore all of those. But I’m a Midwestern girl through and through, and when the calendar says September, I’m reaching for the deep greens, the russets, the rich browns (even if it’s ninety degrees outside, which is is…). I love wearing my fall colors. Maybe it’s the redhead in me.
2. A coming cold front…or should I say, cool front. You probably wouldn’t consider it cold, but it’ll feel that way to us. Can’t wait for a little cooldown this weekend.
3. October anticipation. Some fun things coming up in October. This is my birth month, and my hubby has some secret plans. And I’m going to a conference late in the month that I’m so excited about!
4. Kind, patient people. My mom is a spry eighty-six years old—still living in her own house and driving short distances. I hate being so far away from her and we talk twice a week. I love it when she tells me about the nurse, the physician’s assistant, the friend, the neighbor who sits and talks. Doesn’t rush, is in no hurry, and really listens. Thanks, kind and patient ones, for being there for my mom and others like her.
5. An autumn quote.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” (Albert Camus)
Those piles of leaves, the barren trees—do they look depressing to you? Well, think of it this way. Each pile is potential. Those leaves enrich, nourish the future. What we see as the end of a cycle, He uses to begin again.
Happy Friday, Happy Fall!