- Holidays and Celebrations
The Love of a Season
The Seasons Change
Seasons change, it is an inevitable fact of life. My favorite season of all has to be Fall, hands down. The weather is so enjoyable, the colours are amazing, the holidays bring a feeling of warmth and togetherness like no other time of the year, and it leads into Winter. The atmosphere is so inviting and Mother Nature herself paints the backdrop gorgeous golds, reds, and burnt oranges.
Oh Fall, How I Love Thee
Nothing is more gratifying to me then to walk outside on a chilly Fall day and just breathe in deep. The smells of Fall are wonderful earthy, sweet tones of leaves and the ground, mixed in with the crispness of the breeze that carries it to you. It captivates you. The chill in the air makes you draw your coat around you a little tighter and your loved ones a little closer.
The sounds of Fall come to your ears in a parade of crunching leaves under foot, children laughing in the distance, the sound of a fire crackling and wing rustling the leaves and creaking branches on all the trees.
Trick or Treating & Remembering Family
Along with the coming of Fall is Halloween and Thanksgiving. Halloween Brings about the ghouls and goblins in all the children. Where children roam the streets dressed in disguises, asking for the relinquishment of treats or tricks will soon follow.
Halloween is a wonderful time of year to reflect on and remember passed
loved ones, as it is a time when the veil between the waking world and the spirit world is at its thinnest. This is also considered a time of renewal and the start of new things and is celebrated as a new years eve of sorts. Dia De Los Muertos, or the Day of The Dead, is celebrated shortly after Halloween on November 2nd. The Mexican holiday is the celebration of the lives of loved ones that have passed on.
Being Thankful is another great tradition that runs through Fall. When Thanksgiving rolls around it brings families together to reminisce on the past, talk about the present, and dream about the future. To allow everyone to come together and talk about what they enjoyed about the past year, what they have in their life, and what the hope for in the year to come. The smell of turkey in the oven and a warm apple pie cooling on a rack, waiting for some kind of topping and a fork to cut it apart.
What are you Thankful for?
I want to hear some responses to this. What are you thankful for? What was your favorite thing about the past year, the present situation and/or what you are excited for in the coming year?
- I am thankful for my friends and family for they have taken the time to show me what it means to be cared about...
- I am thankful that the people who do not care about me have walked away and new friends have come into my life.
- I am hopeful that the next year brings something new and exciting.
Only time will tell.