I say this every year when October rolls around - October is a gift. And my first post every October seems to follow this theme, so here we go again!
A few years ago, I took this photo while standing in our driveway. We don't live in the mountains anymore, and there isn't this much color yet on leaves where we live now here in the Upstate of South Carolina. But colors like this are part of the reason I love October! Perhaps it's the same for you as well.
October is the month of red and gold and orange leaves.
Of pumpkins and apples.
Of fall festivals.
Of cool mornings and warm afternoons.
Of leaves falling.
For those who live here in the South, October is a welcome respite from the extreme heat we experienced all summer, and even through September.
For those who live further north, October extends the beauty of summer a little longer before the winter months of snow and ice and extreme cold.
October is a gift! Let's enjoy every moment of it, and give thanks to the Giver of all things for such a wonderful gift as October!
"O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever." (Psalm 106:1 ESV)