Monday, November 15, 2010

Gratitude Challenge---Day 15---Autumn Leaves

Today I am grateful for all of the beautiful colors the Lord has made for us to enjoy, and for how He showcases so many of them during the autumn when the leaves change before they fall. I think this year’s performance has been spectacular, and we have all been appreciating it as we drive down our country roads, lined on both sides with arching trees, making a tunnel of reds, oranges, and yellows. Today the children were eager to get outside, so they could rake up some of the many-colored leaves, and enjoy their fallen state by jumping fearlessly into crackling piles of them. Here are some pictures of their adventures.

I hope these pictures remind you of past carefree days when you were a child reveling in the fun of jumping in leaf piles, or bring to mind memories of the joy of your own children taking pleasure in the fruits of their (leaf-raking) labors. I know being there brought a huge smile to my face.

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Now, get off that computer and go rake some leaves with your kids (if there are any kids or any leaves to be raked…borrow your neighbor’s kids if you must!). You will be glad you did.

And while you are outside, don’t forget to thank your Heavenly Father for His beautiful (and fun!) gifts…



If you are interested, you can read more Gratitude Challenge entries at Garden of Learning.


Catherine said...

We're having a cold, rainy day here, but Autumn is glorious to behold, especially here in the NorthEast. It looks like the kids are having a blast!

Jen U. said...

I too am so thankful for Autumn Leaves. I LOVE all of these pictures of your sweet family playing in the leaves.

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