When I was a kid growing up in the Philippines, apples were kind of special. It was a fruit from a faraway temperate climate country. It was expensive and a special treat that you might get to eat at Christmas time. Over the years though, apples got abundant, and now you can get apples pretty much cheaply at any time you want.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, I know it's fall when the grocery store piles the apples up high. And I am reminded that I live in an incredibly abundant time and in an incredibly abundant place. I am quite thankful for that.