Recently I’ve realized something very important about pumpkin flavored things.
People either love them or hate them. There seems to be no in-between here. And every year around this time battles are waged in the war between the pumpkin flavor lovers and the pumpkin flavor haters.
Social media is flooded with the intense opinions of both sides of this issue. Some people wildly cheering for the arrival of pumpkin spice lattes while others bemoaning the fact that they are slammed from all sides with pumpkin this and pumpkin that.
But, friends, can’t we all just get along? I mean, have to believe that we can find common ground here.
Can we celebrate our mutual appreciation of fall and maybe even celebrate pumpkins just for their own sake?
Just for the fact that they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Kind of like…ahem…all of us. 😉
So, if you read the title of this blog post and thought, “OH YUM!! Another pumpkin flavored thing! I just love pumpkin flavored things and this biscotti sounds delicious and I’m going to go make it right now so that I can enjoy one more pumpkin flavored thing!”
Or you read the title of this blog post and thought, “SHEESH!! I’m so sick of pumpkin flavored things and here is just one more pumpkin flavored recipe I’m going to have to ignore and way to ruin perfectly good biscotti with making it pumpkin flavored!”
Maybe, just maybe, you could see this as an opportunity to call a truce of sorts. An opportunity to just agree to disagree about pumpkin flavored things.
And perhaps instead, we could see this as an opportunity to agree that every season has things about it we like and things about it we don’t like.
Each season has things we want to celebrate. And each season has things we aren’t thrilled with. Case in point, this is about the time of the year when I am reminded that my nose must be abnormally large and protruding because it seems to always be cold. But I’m able to counter that with using that same nose to inhale the wonderful scents of the season.
It’s kind of like life isn’t it? There is rarely a season in our lives when every.single.thing is perfect. Where everything is just right. The good is always tempered by the not so good. And I think that is just how it should be. Because that’s the only way that we can truly appreciate those good things, right? That is how the things we love and want to celebrate stand out from the rest of life.
So pumpkin flavor lovers and pumpkin flavor haters, I can’t ask you to join hands with me. And we can’t sit around a campfire together and sing Kumbaya. But, let’s declare that on this day, October 8, 2015, we stand united.
Because, all we are saying is…give pumpkin peace a chance! 😉
And while we are on the subject of pumpkins, I’m so thrilled to be joining 14 other bloggers and Country Living Magazine this week for a Pumpkin Palooza!