Saturday, November 21, 2009

Henry David Thoreau said it so well

Live each season as it passes;
breathe the air,
drink the drink,
taste the fruit,
and resign yourself
to the influences of each.
We humans are so fortunate to enjoy four, distinct seasons, each offering elements that enrich our existence.
Autumn offers a different fragrance -- one of drying leaves and moist earth. Apples, pears, pumpkins, brussels sprouts and other cold weather produce come into season adding diversity to our diet.
The sun eases around to the South, flooding our windows with warmth and light. Nights are longer -- encouraging us to appreciate the warmth and safety of our homes and to look forward to dawn each day.
Thanksgiving is so much more than crowded airports, train stations, highways and overcooked turkeys. It can be an opportunity to stop and to take inventory of our blessings so that we better appreciate our lives. Everyone has something to be thankful for.

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