Thankful Thursdays

Today I am thankful for… seasons.

Fall is probably my favorite because living in the Deep South means at least six months of sweltering heat, and Fall means a break from all that sweating. It also often means vacations in the Smokies, making s’mores over an open fire and the onset of some major holidays.

Of course, I love Winter because it brings the joy of Christmas and all that goes along with it. I love everything from Black Friday sales… to Christmas music being played everywhere…  to time with family that we rarely get to see.

And it leads right into New Year’s. Ahhhh, the start of a new year offers such hope and potential. I love committing to work out more and eat better. I love setting goals. I love starting over.

But then there is Spring. And I love it, too. It’s a great season. Everything in nature is springing to life again. And I’m so ready by that point to have longer days again. Yes, it is indeed a great season.

And for all of my complaining about the oppressive heat of summer, the truth is that it’s the best time of the year for playing in the water sprinkler, going to camp and kids being out of school. So, I guess I can’t complain too much when it’s that great.

You know, I guess I should just relax, rejoice and enjoy each season of life that comes like I do the seasons of nature. There truly is a season for everything.

What’s your favorite season of the year? And what has been your favorite season of life so far?


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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