Rebecca West: Words & Music

Carolina in the Fall

I feel a certain serenity in the Autumn, especially here in Carolina where the mountains are filled with every color you can imagine! The rich colors of red, yellow, and burnished gold are breathtaking! Around every curve in the road that leads up the mountain, there is a surprisingly brilliant "picture perfect" photo. The mountains reach to the heavens and the tall majestic trees that line the roads and beyond make you feel very small.

It seems that there is a wonderful glow on everything, and I am always amazed at the beauty of this season. It is the colors that grab my attention, and perhaps I am truly recognizing God's marvelous creation!

Nothing compares to the beauty that the Autumn evening brings. The breeze is warm and inviting you to stay outside and enjoy the moment. The sky is the brilliant artwork of the Master. This is a time to relax from the day and take in the beauty and peacefulness that the evening brings. It is a perfect time to be thankful for all of the blessings that God has bestowed upon you.

There are unlimited ways to enjoy this season! Here are just a few of my favorites.
* Take the time to bask in the warmth of the evening.
* Remember to nourish your spirit, soul, and body.
* Sip on a cup of hot apple cider.
* Enjoy the cool morning air.
* Tell God how much you love Him.
* Make a pumpkin pie and enjoy it with your family and friends.
* Listen to your favorite music.
* Sing!
* Sit and dream.
* Get rid of the 'clutter' in your mind and in your home.
* Enjoy the moment.
* Start a new hobby.
* Make decorating your home a new hobby.
* Read a new novel.
* Tell your husband you love him.
* Be thankful.
* Laugh!
* Write in your journal.
* Let your spirit soar!
* Place Autumn colored flowers in containers.
* Be good to yourself.

The list goes on and on . . .

I call women "Everyday Artists." The woman who takes time to make the home beautiful and comfortable will bring joy, not only to herself but to those she loves. What brings joy to your heart? When you are happy, you can make other people happy. I encourage you to make this a "season to remember" starting now. It's a beautiful time to make a new start!

The golden days of Autumn will pass too quickly, and another season is waiting to show off its beauty to the world! Autumn, with all of it glorious beauty, is my favorite time of year. I hope you will enjoy this season as much as I do. Look for the beauty. Then carry it in your heart.

Happy Autumn!

~ Rebecca