Ah, the seasons. Or more to the point, the changing of the seasons. When a new season starts, it’s so much fun to get out the clothing, accessories, dishes, foods, what-have-you that make that season what it is. As the season drags on, well – that’s the rub, isn’t it? It can get to the point where it drags.
Especially if you haven’t seen the sun in months. Just saying.
Sitting in a cafe a few years ago, while Kristina wrote her SAT exams – I started a list, with the idea that it would help me remember all the things I love about that crisp, fresh, beginning time – and give me something to refer back to when things started dragging.
Later, as winter approached – winter is coming – I made another list. I always planned to do one each for spring and summer. But somehow, I don’t need as much reminding then.
Before reading those lists again, I jotted a few thoughts on what there is to love about cooler weather, with Karen’s prompts in mind. Being grateful at the front end is good for me.
- boots with dresses
- soups and stews with homemade biscuits
- roast chicken
- spiced blackberry wine (warm!)
- the fireplace lit
- candles – everywhere
- the trench coat I finally bought for myself last year – the one with the cosy faux-fur collar
- pots of chai tea whiel I write
- flannel sheets
- kicking leaves season
- rosy cheeks after a walk
- walking into a warm house
- snow angels
- snowflakes in my hair
- marshmallows in cocoa
- ham for thanksgiving
- welcoming company
There is some overlap between my autumn/winter lists and my list from today. I guess I keep liking the same things.
Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks has a Babble Voices column called Bliss Your Heart. In these ten days coming up to Thanksgiving, Karen is offering journalling prompts for reflections in gratitude. As you know, I love me some gratitude. I’ll be posting my reflections here. Day 3: Write down all the things you like about cooler weather.