I have always had a hard time welcoming the fall. I really don't like winter, and fall is just one step toward winter time. So, this year, I decided that I need to change my attitude. Instead of wearing 'summer clothing' in protest of the fall, which I normally do until the first snowfall (to the point where I freeze my butt off), I will welcome in the fall by changing out my summer clothes early, as opposed to waiting until November 15th. I will vow not to complain about how cold it is, but say,"Ah, what a lovely brisk morning it is today!" OR, I could practice my several researched quotes that I would like to deem as my new Autumn mantras:
Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower - Albert Camus, French novelist.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves - John Muir
Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile - William Culllen Bryant
So, as I sit here in my office with my space-heater on (because the air conditioner is still on in the office and is not off-setting how cold it is outside), I will breathe one deep breath and welcome the fall.