Last week Lisa and I (Matt) spent Sunday afternoon with our family out at Lynd’s Fruit Farm – picking apples, going on a hayride and enjoying time with our children and their families. It was a beautiful fall day and we LOVED the entire outing.
There’s a reason F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote that “life starts all over when it gets crisp in the fall.” Autumn is a season of change, a time when anything seems possible and inspiration abounds.
It can be easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and miss all that Fall has to offer. Here are some practical ways to make the most of this beautiful season, as shared by the editors of Positive Magazine in their September 28th web issue:
- Visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard and pick some for your home and your friends/family. When you get home, paint or carve your pumpkins and if you’re really on a pumpkin kick, try your hand at a new pumpkin recipe.
- Find a place that offers hay rides and corn mazes and take family or friends with you. If you’re in Central Ohio, check out some ideas here.
- Make it a goal to get out and hike at least 2-3 times. October and early November will provide views of beautiful fall foliage.
- Break out the slow cooker and start making some of your favorite chilis and stews.
- Go watch a Friday night high school football game.
- Trim back your garden to prepare it for winter. Or plant bulbs now to enjoy beauty in the Spring.
- Visit antique stores in small towns near you and find new treasures.
- Write a gratitude list. Always a worthwhile exercise, listing things you’re grateful for is particularly apt as the holiday season approaches.
- Pack a fall picnic and enjoy it in a local park or nature reserve.
- Breath in the crisp fall air and breath out a prayer of thanks for a beautiful season.
Autumn is such a wonderful season. It’s just now starting so let’s all be intentional about planning ways to truly enjoy it. Intentionality adds so much to living a great life!
Written by Matt Palmer, Partner & Co-founder