When was the last time, you raked up a large pile of leaves, getting the heart pumping, and the other muscles working? Then, once that pile was finished and ready to shred and place in the compost pile, what did you do?
Did you drop your rake and jump right in?
Why not? Too busy, too tired, just too . . . ?
When did we forget to be spontaneous like children?
Starting with Thanksgiving and moving through Advent, this is the season of gratitude, peace and love.
Oh, and don’t forget. Joy.
Happy Advent everyone. May you find room in your heart for that babe in the manger so long ago. If you celebrate another holiday this time of year, may you also find: Joy, Peace, Love, and most of all, Gratitude. It is the savory seasoning which brings the rest of those emotions into being.
My wish for you this Advent is to find joy. Just don’t forget to look.
Your pictures stirred up good memories 🙂 Glad to see you are entering into the joy of the season. I love Advent 🙂
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Mary Delle says
Your wishes for advent are so appropriate. We tend to rush about this time of year and forget to feel joy and gratitude. Good post.
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One of my favorite pictures is one of my boys in a pile of leaves together.
I hope to do a little leaf jumping soon..May the season be filled with goodness for you and your family Dee. gail
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Hum,, I remember the pile of leaves being much bigger than your pile. Guess when your yound everything seems bigger than when you are grown up/
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Oh, the gleeful memories! Now with a mulching mower, it just isn’t the same! Our autumn and leaves are memories now, too. Moving on in the seasons. They seem to come and go too rapidly. I’m putting the breaks on right now for this season to stretch it out lovingly. Nice post!
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Lisa at Greenbow says
Peace and love to you this Advent season. I love jumping into piles of leaves. However I don’t rake much any more. I just mulch them and blow them into flower beds.
Brenda Kula says
“Savory seasoning.” I love that description. Very apt!
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Cindy, MCOK says
Dee, that Bear is so filled with joy and exuberance, she makes my heart swell. Blessings be upon you and yours this Advent.
I used to love watching my children jump in the leaves! Such happy memories! May God bless you and your family during this wonderul season of Advent.
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Just stopped by to let you know there’s an award waiting for you on my blog. Enjoy! Pamela
Carol, May Dreams Gardens says
And so the waiting begins. I love Advent and wish I did a better job of focusing on it rather than all the hub-bub around us today!
Peace be with you!
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Mr. McGregor's Daughter says
Happy Advent to you! I would have jumped in the leaves this year, but they were always too wet. Next year…
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