Asking Autumn's Advice

Happy 1st Day of Fall!

In honor of this special day,
maybe we should take a moment
to celebrate a few life lessons of fall.

1. Slow down.
"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."  ~Elizabeth Lawrence
The rush and racket of summer comes to a near-screeching halt when the cool calm of autumn rolls around. While it would seem that shorter days would make a person feel time flying passed at an even quicker pace, to get home at dark and spend the rest of the evening cozied up with your loves or a good book or a project -- this slows down the pulse of life to a nice, even rythym.

2. Embrace one another.
Chilly. Chilly. Chilly. One thing that is most noted about fall is the cooler, chilly, often-times biting weather that leads to dusting off your boots and shaking out thick woolen sweaters and scarves. After so many months avoiding contact in order to stay cool,
collective warmth becomes the name of the game. When people are hot and miserable, they prefer to be left alone to swelter and sigh. But cold and miserable draws people, strangers even, together into huddled clumps of body heat and 'nice-to-meet-you's. Fall, it seems, is the ultimate romantic, encouraging everyone to simply get together.

3. Change is good.
Our lives today are spent in constant states of fearing change and maintaining status quo. To keep your job, to keep the relationship, to keep the car in good working order - don't let anything change or everything will fall apart.
Fall says, "Too bad. Things change. Things are meant to fall, and fall apart. But do you see how beautiful it can be?"
"How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days." 
~John Burroughs

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!

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