I know … gone…almost overnight, it seems…the lazy after-dinner-walks, bike rides, concerts,cookouts, visiting with neighbors that summer evenings bring.
Now we find ourselves closing blinds, changing into our “cozies”, preparing for a night at home earlier and earlier. And I understand most people regret this time of year.
But I for one welcome the balance it provides in our lives.
For now we do different things with our time – our personal time, our family time. We read more, we talk more, we bake more, we connect more intimately with one another – drawing closer during the chilly days of early winter’s approach.
In our busy go-go world, thanks to Mother Nature for dimming the lights and the north wind whispering “slow down”.
And so our schedules and routines do just that.
And even the die-hard lover of summer succumbs to the lure of a cozy winter night.
This gift of warmth, of comfort, of home -embrace it.