Autumn is the time for giving thanks, recognizing our abundance, and rejoicing in the good gifts of God. Let's not allow a scarecrow or two to get us down. We are blessed in so many ways, and have much for which we should be thankful -- an autumn abundance.
When the weather gets that autumn nip in the air and turns cool, we turn our thoughts to bundling up. Out come the jackets, windbreakers, warm socks, boots, warm pajamas turtlenecks and flannel shirts.Sometimes we add more bedding -- blankets, quilts, comforters, and afghans in an effort to be warm and cozy.
I'm thankful for being able to be warm in cozy in Autumn
Something comes over me when it gets cool: I buy yarn and knit.
I'm thankful to be able to make something for others.
In the fall, it's so nice to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, herbal tea, hot apple cider, or a mug of hot chocolate milk with a marshmallow on topas we sit by the fire or snuggle up with a pet and read a good book. Even Starbucks has gotten into the act: they're advertising their Pumpkin Spice Latte these days -- a definite sign of fall.Those fall beverages make me think of fall food -- a big pot of chili or beef stew, turkey, yams, popcorn and popcorn balls, a basket offruit, nuts to crack, gingerbread, pecan pie and smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Apples are abundant now, with many varieties to choose from -- Red and Golden Delicious, Gala, Pink Lady, Pippin, Braeburn, Rome Beauty, Fuji, Granny Smith, Jonathan, macintosh, and York. They can be enjoyed in so many different ways -- eaten plain, apple pie, Apple Betty, applesauce, caramel or glazed, and even with peanut butter on slices- yum!
I'm thankful to be able to enjoy all these good scrumptious foods and for my health which is a tremendous blessing.
For these and all of my bountiful blessings I am so very thankful.
Fall does bring an abundance to enjoy! Hope this Thursday you will find many things to be THANKFUL for too!