I LOVE fall. Like, the infatuation I feel towards fall, and everything that comes along with it cannot be quantified. I am unable to accurately articulate my true degree of fall obsession. No words can portray the extent of it. Red, orange and yellow leaves turn me into a giddy little girl. Family channel Halloween movies bring me a sense of calm and comfort like NO other (I don’t care that I’m 22). The smell of fall embraces me like a tender hug, soothing my soul, making me feel loved and content. Hot drinks, apple picking, jumping in a pile of freshly raked leaves, homemade apple crisp, hiking. I just can’t get enough. And all of the holidays that come along with fall? Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas (ok, I guess that’s ‘winter,’ but whatever). Fall is where its at, people.
I think we need to take a moment here. For fall. We’re all so busy all the time, caught up in ourselves, deadlines, obligations, rules, that we often forget to simply relish in the moment. Appreciate the crisp fall breeze and the leaves crunching under our feet as we jet around from class to class. Next time you’re rushing off somewhere take a moment and bring yourself into your present space. Watch the squirrel scurry around, the gleeful child jump rope. Notice the little joys in life, appreciate them and soak them up. They matter. They can make a huge difference in terms of how you feel and your entire outlook on life. One little moment of presence and clarity can elevate your day. It’s really that simple.
Awhhh. Pictures of the fall landscape just make me exhale. 🙂 It’s as if my body just falls into itself. Like all of the chaos of the day disappears for one moment. My soul, which has been slightly lifted above my body can just sink back home, if only for a moment.
Are you a fan of fall? What things in your life bring you joy, elicit excitement and make you come home to the true, authentic YOU. I’d love to hear 🙂
Much love and health,