Seasons In the Sun

For a class that I am taking, I took a poll at work on what everyone’s favorite season is. Is it Spring? Or could it be summer? Then there is fall or autumn? And lastly, is it winter, which is the season we are heading into here in Chicago?

Spring begins with the snow melting and the flowers beginning to bloom. It is thought of as new beginnings after the cold yet there is also muddy yards and dirty roads as we clean up from winter. Only a few people chose this season as their favorite.

Summer arrives next as the time of vacations. It is when school is out and children can play. Michelle stated, “I am all about the summer. Give me water, and I am happy out on the boat.” This was the second favorite season polled, although if you don’t own a boat or pool or live near a beach, all you have is a hot car and sweaty days.

Fall has always been my favorite and was the most chosen. I love the warm breezes, and the changing colors of leaves. I am able to dress stylish, but I do not need a coat that covers it all up. The problem in Chicago, at least for me, is the bees. They are everywhere in the fall, but that is the only bad side that I can see.

Winter is the setting outside of my window today, even though it officially arrives in three days with the winter solstice. From where I sit, all is well, but I would never call winter my favorite season. Winter was two of my co-workers favorite though. Heather said it was her favorite because she has a snowmobile, and Trevor explained, “To me there is nothing better than the snow falling, the fire glowing and a glass of wine in my hand.”

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

As I write this post, the sun is shining, but it is only 4 degrees outside. The snow blankets the trees and the ground in a layer of glistening white. Although there is good and bad in each season, maybe all seasons are made better if the sun is shining. As I polled my co-workers, I was surprised to see that everyone had an opinion, and no season was left out. It wasn’t part of my assignment, but my favorite part was in understanding why each person chose the season that they did. I have discovered that people can find joy and fun in each of the seasons.

All through my day, no matter where I go, or what I do, I am always looking for the good. I try to find the good in people, in the world, in my life or even just in my day.

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