Right now is rough for me. There isn’t a lot that makes me happy, but I can say with certainty that this tree is one of the few things in my everyday life that elicits feelings of happiness.
Some may see autumn as the end of light & warmth for the year, only focusing on the cold & death that is coming, but I see it as a transformation, a hope for new beginnings & opportunities, & something to be appreciated. Living in VT, I get to appreciate all the seasons, even winter. The good comes with the bad, pleasure with pain, & plentiful bounty with scarcity & sacrifice. That’s just life. It isn’t always fair, & it isn’t always perfectly pleasant.
Right now, during my hard times, I’m going to appreciate what good, what light, & what happiness I can hold onto. I’m going to see what bit of color I can, in the face of so much gray. I’m going to find warmth in the little things, like crispy golden leaves, blue, bright skies, & the strength of an old tree at the corner of my street.
I’ve said it before - nature is the perfect place to recharge. And 🍂🍁autumn🍁🍂is my favorite!! We spent HOURS just running around this gorgeous “playground”.
There was no fighting that entire time- they all played together and made up the cutest games. ❤️
The captivating hues of autumn has a major stress REDUCING effect on a lot of us. Just taking the time to focus on the changing 🍁leaves allows your brain to switch from fight or flight to enjoying the beauty around you.