“Quietly, without flare or fanfare, God graciously moves upon our lives, taking us from summer to autumn, a season when He mysteriously writes His agenda on the tablets of our hearts. Patiently He waits for change to begin. Without exception, it does. And we reflect on that as well.” –Chuck Swindoll
Are you loving it already? This month, this glorious September? The month that gently eases us into fall while still providing the touch of summer? I am all warm fuzzies.
We’re already four days in. Four days gone, but 26 more to go. What will we do with those 26 days? I know. Let’s savor them.
Ideas to Savor The Days This Week
Here are some things you can do this week to savor the days:
Fallanize Your Home
I always begin the “fallanzing” by lighting some Yankee candles (my favorite). I may or may not have splurged on a few this year. I have a problem. But I had a coupon! Here are some of my favorite fall Yankee candle smells:
See if you can find a yummy fall candle to light.
In addition to lighting candles, I’m throwing open my windows to let the fresh in air in, creating center pieces with items I find around the house (with the exception of the cinnamon pinecones I bought yesterday), and doing some cleaning and organizing. Like I said, fall for me is kind of like a fresh start, and so I want my home to get all fresh and clean for the fall “new year”.
This week, pull out a few fall-ish decorations and begin to prepare your home for a new season!
Pick Out a Fall Book
While in the mountains with Logan this past weekend, I stumbled upon a book called, of all things, September. You can imagine my excitement. I opened the book and in the dust jacket found these words, “September is a novel to be savored…” Well, that did it. Sold.
See if you can find a book this week that leans your thoughts towards fall.
Paint Your Nails
Find yourself some fall-ish nail color and enjoy the loveliness of freshly painted nails.
“Let’s think of Autumn as a season of reflection. Time to gain new perspective. To stroll along the back roads of our minds. To think about what. And where. And why. Such visits through the museum of memory never fail to assist us in evaluating the way we were and establishing the way we want to be.” -Chuck Swindoll, Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life
I’ll be pulling out my favorite devotional, Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life by Chuck Swindoll. It’s been a trustworthy friend for the past six years, and I always turn to it in the fall as I seek to reflect.
This week, take some time to think about your life. What are you hoping for this year? What are some areas that you’d like to see a maturing in your life? Your kids lives? Journal out one area you’d like to be intentional about this month – an area of strength that you’d like to improve, or perhaps a weakness you’d like to address. Just focus on one thing.
Come back Monday for Week Two of this series!
Enjoy your day!
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