Day 20 (30 Days of Gratitude)

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Day 20: Fall aka Autumn aka ‘Summer Is Over’

There is something about the way that things seems to slow down a bit once the leaves start to change colour and the temperature drops.  The daily chaos seems to calm slightly as we move from shorts and sundresses into sweaters, coats and boots. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer time, but it’s almost a relief when September rolls around and the weather cools down.

The urgency to rush home from work or school as quickly as possible to saviour the last bit of sunshine is replaced with the craving to come home to a warm, cozy house, climb under a blanket and curl up with a movie or good book.  It also doesn’t hurt that the evenings getting darker faster generally translate into an easier, less dramatic bedtime battle with my toddler.

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Along with the colder weather, fashionable fall fashion and pumpkin-flavoured everything, September brings a new school year. Even if you are not a student yourself, you are still usually connected to the beginning of school somehow, whether it be in your capacity as a parent of student, teacher, spouse of a teacher, etc.  While the beginning of school means the start of a whole new year to students and those in their lives, for the rest of us, it’s a reminder that we are more than half way through the calendar year.

Autumn in Boston Public Garden

What better time to sit back and reflect on the first half of your year and make a list of all the things you are grateful for (or should be), and what you are looking forward to for the remaining few months we have left before halloween costumes & holiday products start popping up everywhere you look, and the malls shoving Christmas down our throats (which seems to be starting earlier and earlier each year).

What are you looking forward to about Fall/Autumn?

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