I LOVE OCTOBER!!!! I look forward to it every year…..it is, hands down, my favorite month. Yes, there are other months that I find almost as enjoyable – April, because it is a sign of renewal and spring time – December, because of Christmas and all the decorations and holiday activities – just to name the top two after the perfect month. October just seems full of joy and beauty and starts to cool down, but not too cold (great sweater weather) – it is THE perfect month!
Of course, the first and most obvious reason I love October is because it is the month in which I was born! This year, the 24th day of October will mark my 54th year of enjoying life and all it has to offer. But, I think I would love October even if it wasn’t my birth month. Since it is, however, I take full advantage of the wonders that come with being an October girl.
Other family reasons to love October:
I know that autumn officially starts in September, but October is really the month that kicks it all off and when autumn is at the height of beauty. I grew up in the north-east, where the change of seasons is so much more pronounced and celebrated than it is here in the south. North Carolina does have a change in seasons and autumn is quite lovely, but it in no way compares to October in the north-east. I so miss the gorgeous colors, the sound of rustling leaves underfoot, the smell of burning leaves in yards around the neighborhood, and the joy that all those things bring.
The rest of October’s nature (beyond the beautiful leaves) is wonderful, too — pumpkins, squash, apples, corn, mums, indian corn, gourds, and more!
And, of course, you can’t forget that October kicks off the holiday season……yeah, I know, most people think that Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season, but you can’t leave my second favorite holiday out of that picture — HALLOWEEN!!! Ghosts and witches and gobblins and things that go bump in the night!
Then, there is baseball…….October is a big month for baseball – the playoffs and the World Series – when I think of October, I think of the NY Yankees! Perfect combination!
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month……go pink and save the boobies – big or small, save them all!!!
So, October is jam-packed full of wonderful things — and, did I remember to mention that my birthday is in October?????
Happy October, everybody —- enjoy it!!!