My Dad always announced the start of a chilly Fall morning with the phrase, “The frost is on the pumpkin.” I remember that well because it meant that we had to put on a jacket before school. I don’t know if it was a common phrase, but it came to mind this morning out of the blue because even though we had the air conditioners on a few days ago, I think fall is here. Finally.
We’re in that in-between stage where it’s chillier in the early morning hours and warms up at mid-day. I like this turn of weather. It makes me smile because a little chill in the air feels invigorating. Do you feel the same way? I love the fall colors too – all jeweled tones of red, orange and gold. Mother Nature has such a magnificent palette.
The leaves have begun turning just a bit here. A few have fallen, but not many which is good. While I love the change of season, bare trees are somehow a bit sad to me and yet they’re a reminder that when we lose it all, we have inner strength to grow and to continue to stand tall.
Life is like the change of seasons. Each season guides our souls on this life journey that includes good times and sad ones. Another one of my Dad’s expressions was “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Because he spoke French to us as well, he would add, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” which, by the way, is a quote from writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.
I guess it’s Dad’s day here on my blog because I am recalling the song, “Turn Turn Turn” by The Byrds. Do you know it?
I wanted something light today, a little something special for a Wednesday and this card just spoke to me this morning! In fact, when I saw it, it made me thing of The Byrds song Turn! Turn! Turn! from 1965 which is a bit before my time, but enjoyable and perfect for my thoughts today. You see, as much as I adore happiness, we fully appreciate how lovely happiness is when we’ve also experienced sadness. And quite frankly, is there anyone out there reading my blog who hasn’t experienced sadness at some point?
We’ve all traveled on this life’s journey which is filled with hills and valleys ~ that’s the way life is! It’s unreasonable to think that we can la la through life without some dips in the road. But what sets us apart is that when the dips in the road arrive, we can keep taking baby steps to endure them, learn from them and ultimately shine because of them!
So please ENJOY LIFE and enjoy a little Wednesday music!