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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year!

Yay! Its September!!!

For me, it is the most wonderful time of year. Its back to school time. Its the resurgence of pumpkin everything. The changing of the leaves and weather is in sight. Football begins.  Fall and some Christmas decorations are in the stores. To me, September signals change.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This time of year my sons hated me.  Singing the Christmas song Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” as we shopped for school supplies brought me joy and infuriated them. That made it more fun! If you are a parent, you know what I mean. I have a love of school supplies; it ignites the kid in me. The blank pages of a new notebook or journal awaiting the first markings. A new box of crayons, colored pencils or markers, brings a new level of joy. I cannot be the only one that feels this way.

As most children return to school in September, it is a great month to hit the reset for yourself.  Many of us created goals and plans.  Somewhere along the way, we got off track.  Maybe you were forced off track for reasons out of your control.  Now is the time to return to what you were aiming for.  September is a great month to hit the reset.

Pumpkin Spice and Football

Now let’s talk pumpkin; it’s everywhere!  I am not a fan of coffee or hot beverages in general, but I do love pumpkin.  There are pumpkin spice Oreos, cream cheese, ice cream, Cheerios, Cup a Noodle, English muffins and so many more.  I think companies are adding pumpkin spice to things just because they can.  When I think there isn’t anything else that can be made pumpkin spice, poof!  There is something else!!  Enough!!!

But what would the Fall be without football, especially college football?  I’m not a big fan, can’t tell you who plays for which team or who won which bowl game.  But I can tell you, Roll Tide!  Members of my family were born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  There is no other team to root for.

The Beauty of  Fall

Let us end with the beauty of Fall, the foliage, the sound of dry leaves under your feet, the crisp air, pulling out the hoodies, and the first frost.  The cool air brings an opportunity to gather around a fire pit for s’mores and your favorite pumpkin drink.  The Fall is a time of reconnection with who we love and what we love.  The most beautiful thing of all.

As you flip the calendar and see September, I hope the song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” pops into your head.

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