Tuesday, October 9, 2012

31 Days of Peace, Day 9

Enjoying the Favorites
There is little that isn’t on my list of favorites this time of year.  Colorful leaves, cooler weather, bright pumpkins, hot apple cider, and caramel apples all have the ability to put me in a better mood with one glance.  I never hesitate to give my taste buds a joy-ride with those things I can eat or drink.
In life, we must continually allow ourselves to enjoy our favorites.  Whether it be stopping to stare a few moments at a beautiful site, breathing in the smells that conjure up great memories, listening to the music that makes our hearts dance, or tasting the flavors which make our mouths happy, when we take the time to nourish our souls we let a little bit of peace into our lives.  We are comforted in the midst of the demands which life puts upon us. 
What are some of your favorites? I hope you take the time to enjoy them today!

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  1. I love the smell of woodsmoke in the fall! I will also try anything pumpkin-flavored at this time of year. I enjoy the crispness in the air and the feeling that anything is possible. I don't know why I feel that in the fall, when it's probably more associated with spring, but I do! There is a certain magic in the air in autumn. :)

  2. There is nothing like the perfect pumpkin and there was nothing more wonderful then going to the pumpkin patch with the boys and watching them decide on their perfect pumpkin! So many choices. Stem, no stem, big, bigger (or bigger than the one his brother was picking out)and watching them trying to carry the "State Fair pumpkin winner for weight" to the car. Listening to them laugh, as they decribed what type of funny face they were going to carve on the pumpkin, was music to my ears. Just as memorable: picking out the perfect Christmas tree. I love my life!
    A Mom