Everyone has there favorite season. Mine has always been FALL! I love the colors, putting on sweaters, watching our pumpkins grow, smelling the soup on the stove, picking apples and everything else... wonderful about FALL! It just makes me want to go and put on a pot of soup and light my favorite candles. Since it is September officially, I told my granddaughter that we could put up the FALL decorations this week, she gets about excited as I do!
I found this quote from a dear lady, that I admire greatly which goes like this...
"THE GRAND AND THE SIMPLE, THEY ARE EQUALLY WONDERFUL" ~ Marjorie Pay Hinckley
I really believe that is true, if we step back and enjoy each one. The big and grand things are easy to notice, but how often do we stop and enjoy the small and simple things in our life? I think that is the test of gratitude. Do we honestly notice, all the incredible blessings in our life? If we would (as my Mom used to sing to us) COUNT YOUR MANY BLESSING, NAME THEM ONE BY ONE AND IT WILL SURPRISE YOU WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE. So today that is my goal, to look outside my window and be grateful that my favorite season is here, and then look around my home and my family and realized how blessed I am! Try it yourself...Count your many blessing!
"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily." ~Gerald Good
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~George Eliot
"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn." ~Elizabeth Lawrence
"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." ~W.T. Purkiser