It's mid-September and we have (hopefully and finally!) turned the corner from summer into fall. With fall comes those lovely images of fields ready for harvesting, trees full of fruit, pumpkins ready for picking and a general sense of gathering in.
With all the harvesting and fruitfulness we see around us, we could ask ourselves if we, also, are feeling fruitful? Are there new habits, behaviors or spiritual practices that we've developed during the year, that now are ready to be acted upon? If so, good for you! If not, it's not too late!
At this time of year, with the beautiful holiday of Thanksgiving fast approaching on the horizon, why not try to develop the habit of gratitude, of giving thanks? One particular prayer aid we recommend is our Fruits of Fall rosary (which happens to be on sale!) It's a joyful and gentle reminder of all the goodness around us, of all the blessings we have received. Tuck one of these rosaries into your pocket and go for a stroll through the fall fields where you live. Be grateful. Be thankful. In other words, be fruitful.