Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, November 2, 2009

Day of Gratitude 1: A

This fantastic project was conceived by none other than Lindsey at Great Full Day. Her posts are so uplifting and inspiring, and they encourage me to think about what I am truly grateful for and shift my focus to those things.

I'll admit I've been struggling with this. I've been very frustrated with my life lately, and I have not felt very grateful. So, Lindsey could not have come to my rescue at a better time! I hope you will join me on this journey leading up to Thanksgiving -- the ultimate celebration of gratitude. Maybe this will help us enjoy that turkey just a little more.

Today, I am grateful for Autumn. It is not my favorite season, but I believe it is my second favorite. I love the colors. I love the crisp air giving me a respite from my beloved summer heat. I love pulling out sweaters and scarves, but not necessarily hats and mittens. I love the appearance of bright red apples and cheerful orange pumpkins. Even though I'm not in school, the season creates that anticipation and examination of back to school.

I'm grateful for Autumn because it is the perfect time for me to reflect upon my life. The year is drawing to a close, and it reminds me to evaluate my goals and where I stand. I still have two months to complete my to-do list for the year and start thinking about what next year might bring.

Happy Autumn!


Sarah said...

Autumn makes me WANT to be back in middle school. I think Spring is my fav but I always say that when it's cold out and I always say Autumn when it's hot out :)

Lindsey Michelle said...

So glad to have you playing along!
Hope you are having a great week,

{ Lindsey }