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Seasons By Robin Carter

Much like life itself, seasons are designed to change. Whether it’s Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, some people may prefer one or more of them over the others. If you absolutely dislike a certain season and struggle to see the good in it, perhaps you should try shifting your perspective about it. For instance, if Summer is not one of your favorite seasons, just try and think of the bright sunlight, the smell of fresh flowers that bloom in all colors, or perhaps the gentle breeze you may feel through an open window at night. A change in the weather can also affect the kinds of foods we choose to eat as some of us may choose to eat light in the summer months. This may be due to wanting to keep weight under control or perhaps in hopes of getting into that certain out-fit you always wanted to wear.

If decorating is something you love doing, then the Fall or Winter months might be your favorite seasons. As soon as the shift in season comes and we move into Autumn, I am in the “soup and stew” making mode. I simply love cuddling up in my favorite chair with a cup of warm apple cider or hot chocolate while reading or watching my favorite tv show—an excellent seasonal drink which to me is one of life’s greatest and simplest pleasures.

In contrast, life’s seasons are a tad bit different, yet similar. When life takes a turn for the worse, as it sometimes will, we must learn how to cope with whatever comes upon us. We will experience some happy moments and some sad ones, some ups and some downs. New lives are being born daily as some may be passing away. We may meet new friends and become attached to their friendship/relationship, which we have built, only to find that sooner or later, the situation may change. We need to accept that not everyone comes into our lives to stay, but for a season.

I have learned to appreciate and enjoy the cycle of the seasons and to look forward to a new and fresh start every day.