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Fall is definitely here in full effect! I love to watch the trees change color and, while I’m definitely a summer baby I must admit that the crisp coolness of the fall air is quite refreshing. It’s funny that people who don’t know each other and don’t really have anything to say to each other usually fall back on talking about the weather. While most people dismiss this as meaningless “small talk,” I see something deeper. The weather is one of the few things that is truly universal; whether you’re rich, poor, old, young, and regardless of your race creed or culture, the sun is hot, snow is cold and rain is wet. As I see it, when a person starts a discussion with you about the weather, he or she aims to connect with you on the most basic level, seeks to share a common experience and relate to you as a fellow human being and that is a truly beautiful thing. Gives a whole new meaning to, “Pretty cold out today?” – doesn’t it? *smile*

I pray blessings, meaningful connections and warmth for all of you as the air grows cooler and the days grow shorter. Let’s make the most of every moment of daylight! Ase!