It’s that time.

I was speaking to a friend at the weekend who said Autumn was the worst season. Everything dies and it’s all brown and dark.

Autumn is my favourite season. I love the beautiful shades of green, orange, red, yellow and brown that run thorough the trees. The crisp breeze that makes you pull your coat around you tighter. The fluffy socks and hot chocolates. Halloween. . . and for some reason, Autumn reminds me of a time for rest. Our beautiful Earth offers us so much 24/7 every month of the year. When Autumn arrives, it’s like she sighs and sits back in her chair.

I love walking through parks wrapped up in my Autumn wardrobe, stepping on the crispy leaves and smelling that fresh cold air. I don’t believe everything dies. It’s shedding, resting, ready to keep going. Much like we need to often do. This year has triumphed over all my previous years, as being the best year yet. I have had the most fun, the most privilege, been the most myself, laughed more, loved more, seen more of the world, made new friends. . . . . So now. Now it’s time to rest. Not stop, just rest my mind. Centre myself. I’ve made important decisions, I have big changes coming, goodbyes to make, hellos to say. And now, as I do every year, I want to sit in gratitude and remember all the wonderful things I have in my life.

Autumn isn’t a time for death and darkness. It is a time for reflection, gratitude and rest.

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