I never thought that I would ride a camel, but I did a couple years ago at the zoo. They are very different from horses.
On my way to work this morning, I watched the leaves dance across the road. I love fall! All of the trees are dressed in their finest colors to greet Old Man Winter.
The wind seems to blow a little harder and the sun comes down a bit sooner than the previous day. I don't care. I love the wonder of autumn.
I remember those football nights at Hull Park growing up. The leaves were big and thickly placed on the lawns except for the football field. Kids were allowed to play games long after dark and no one was afraid
If it got too cold, there were hot baked potatoes or Hot Chocolate to purchase. Either one warmed you up on the inside while keeping your hands warm too! And who could resist a candied or carmel apple?
Missouri is beautiful this time of year. As far as the eye can see, trees are dressed out in wonderful shades of red, orange and brown.
Autumn leaves are just a small sample of the Blessings that God provides for us each and every day. When we fight and fuss at each other, we miss out on something precious, and that is; love and respect for each other.
It is not the loss of the leaves on a tree in winter that makes a bare tree ugly but the trash left behind by careless and thoughtless individuals.
Even when a winter is bitter and cold for more days than you can imagine, a tree is silently preparing for spring. A person can watch each day with anticipation for the buds that will become leaves or angrily predict that a tree has died.
As long as I can proclaim that God is an Awesome God, I will take each season of my life in stride. Those buds can become leaves overnight or a frost can come and freeze them all.
We have choices that are not predicated by a political party or any religion. An agency that allows us to not just take anyone's word about truth, but an ability to seek it out on our own.
And that is one of the best blessings of all! Have a good week everyone!