Driving home from school today, the kids and I were talking about how much we like this time of the year. I was surprised to hear them say things similar to what I shared in this post two autumns ago, Saying Yes to November.
The teenagers mentioned how much they can’t wait to eat turkey, but agreed that November is a nice pause between holidays. As you may have guessed, I am not a fan of jumping straight into Christmas after Halloween, though many of my friends are already listening to Bing Crosby crooning about a White Christmas.
(AND the Hallmark Channel has already started a steady stream of their holiday movies! Really, Hallmark? I count on being able to watch The Golden Girls, Frazier, Cheers and I Love Lucy when insomnia strikes. Now I’ve got nothing until January. Hmph!)
TV aside, I’m just so thankful to live where there are four true seasons, punctuated by a stunningly gorgeous autumn.
November is so blessedly cool here in Georgia, and so lovely. The juxtaposition of brilliant leaves against bright blue skies never ceases to thrill me.
And when God’s handmade confetti falls, it’s perfect for piling up and playing in!
I am grateful for every cool, peaceful, golden November morning that brings to mind this verse:
“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” -Psalm 118:24