I love to rake. It's much like vacuuming. I find the rhythm of raking very soothing and the instant results gratifying. It's a good family chore where we can all get out; get some fresh air and exercise. My daughter likes to hide in the piles, and of course throw them in colorful burst into the air. I have to admit: I get a little panicky when she does though. Don't mess with my clean piles! I have to restrain myself and remember to have some fun. It can be a burden to always want to be neat and tidy. I'm going to try to let loose with the leaves this year. How about you?