Today, Saturday, September 23, 2023, is the first day of Autumn (or Fall as it is usually called here), according to what I've read online. It has been a lovely, sunny, and warm day (77F/25C) which, as most of you know, makes me happy! I like sunny warm days! The change in the seasons when we go from summer to autumn seems to affect me more than any other and cool, overcast days tend to get me down.
I've decided that it is time to make a list of joyful activities to look forward to, this autumn. I first did a list of joyful activities back in 2016 and I did a few more seasonal or monthly joyful activities after that. Then, I stopped doing that, for a couple of years; I think the last one I did was in January, 2021. There had been some discussions with my daughter where she had said that joyful activities should be a daily thing and I've been listing those in my daily blog postings. But, often, the daily joyful activities are things like being out in the garden or, chatting with family and friends. I think I am feeling the need for some, more intentional, joyful activities.
Here's my list and it starts from today and goes on till Thanksgiving:
Autumn Joyful Activities:
- Do a monthly flower arrangement with garden flowers and/or greenery
- Spend some time outside, daily (aches and pains and weather permitting)
- Spend some time reading
- Do a fun craft project: make a new fall wreath
- Play with fabric or yarn
- Make a card or two
- Do some scrapbooking
- Plant a fall/cool weather garden
- Play more music
- Decorate for Fall/Thanksgiving
- Bake a treat (pie, cake, muffins, cookies, etc.)
- Light a scented candle some evenings
I think that is a nice, manageable list of joyful activities, don't you?
What would be some of your joyful autumn activities?