I love autumn! I read this morning that someone kind of feels like this time of year is the “real new year”…I agree! I come alive during this time. Little things begin to mean so much to me. Cooler air. Pumpkin and cider and apple scents. Colorful leaves. Quietness. Coffee. Soup. Mums. Pumpkins. Football. School supplies. The end of a day done good! Children’s smiles and laughter. Playtimes on the floor with my babies. Re-reading books or snippits of books that help me “just go there”. Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby and Miles Davis tunes. Transplanting flowers. Sitting in the cool of the morning in my courtyard and writing letters to my Dad. Reading poetry. Drawing/coloring pictures. Writing. Teaching. Learning. Starting new Bible Studies. Spending time in prayer wherever I am – whatever I’m doing. Sitting. Listening. Noticing the sun sets behind the mountains. Family walks and talks. Park times with changing color leaves overhead. Dates with my man that include walking closely, bundled up in a scarf and coat, drinking coffee. This is so much of where I am on the inside…sometimes I don’t like to enter the “outside”:).