I just love everything about the Fall season! Even when I was young, I have always been captivated by the trees changing colors. And I have forever been picking up fallen leaves and pressing them for projects. Even in college I was home on break and scavenging for these treasures with aspirations of creating wonderful things with them.
And I did! My sweet family members were the recipients of many leaf-pressed bookmarks and animals created with leaves. The whole process was enjoyable to me. Now that I have children, it has been passed down to them too. I asked them to make me some turkeys with leaves, and look what cuteness I got!!
As you go through this season, and are looking up into the trees with all their glory, make sure to take time to look down too. A friend dear to my heart once said that if you slow down and really look, you will see that even God’s “litter” is so beautiful.
When I pause to take a closer look at things in nature, it brings my focus back to God; a really great place to be!
Slow down with me, and enjoy all there is to see!
As our society begins its annual press-in of stress during our holidays, stay connected to the wonder and awe that is found everywhere, even in God’s “scraps.”