Friday, August 12, 2011
Say Goodbye to Summer...wha?!?
All over the place I see Back to School sales, most of which seemed to start about a day after school let out for the summer. In late July, the craft stores start putting out the fall/Halloween stuff. The minute the Back to School things are shelved away, out comes Christmas. Oh, who am I kidding? There are probably stores selling Christmas decorations already.
I admit it - I love fall. It's my absolute favorite season and I wish it would stay fall all year. By the time we get to August I'm like a little kid, bouncing around excitedly as the weather turns cooler, the sunshine becomes sweeter, and the first colorful leaves begin to drift from the trees. But lately I've been noticing how we all seem so interested in that rush to get to the next big thing - the next season, the next book, the next thing on our To Do list - that we don't really seem present in our day to day lives. Sure, anticipation makes life worth living. But it's also good to appreciate what we have, right here and now.
Today I'm trying to enjoy the warmth and the sunshine...though I'm already thinking about Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes (OMG, yum!) and football season, which means basketball season is right around the corner. Can't wait! Oh, yeah, that's right. I'm supposed to be savoring the moment.
What's YOUR favorite season and what are you looking forward to most? And heck, what's making your day great right now?