It means that, even down here in the south, it's actually getting a little nippy outside. I can't go out without at least a sweater anymore.
It's been a great season so far. We went apple picking with good friends. We had a Reformation celebration. We went to a birthday party last weekend, where we played games, went on a hayride, and danced. We roasted marshmallows.
The leaves are turning.
It will be Thanksgiving before we know it.
And then Christmas after that.
It's so easy to just let the busyness in your life cause everything to speed by. But I'm determined not to let that happen. You can slow things down by just enjoying every moment; really living every moment. Not spending your time wishing something else were happening, because there are blessings all around you with every breath you take. Enjoy the chilly air. Have bonfires. Watch the leaves fall, and relish their crispness under your feet. Drink lots of apple cider and hot chocolate.
Happy Autumn! :)