Hi guys! Yep, I’m another year older. Yep, I stayed in jammies most of November 6th. I ate carry out, got my dryer fixed, refereed some back yard soccer and front yard basketball, and I cleaned my garage. Let’s not forget the coffee, computer work, and 38 minutes of exercise (20 mins of that was a walk!).
No big birthday news to share or pass along. Just a few images and lots of words. Keep scrolling!
What I’m going to leave you with today is a poem from author, Donna Ashworth. Donna tends to lead with love and light in her writing, and lately her words have really spoken to me. It’s a longer poem, but well worth the read. Especially if you’re struggling right now. Grab the tissues friends… you’ve been warned!
“There is something about November that says ‘keep going’.
We are not quite through the year, yet the finish-line looms.
We are plunged into darkness by Mother Nature.
We are faced with the ‘season of joy’,
and yet many of us wonder where we will find it.
And I think November is a great time to take a little peek behind you,
and see just how much you’ve done.
To take stock of your achievements, your endurance,
To rest, reinforce, before the festivities envelope us all.
Before beautiful new beginnings.
And most importantly, November is a time to seek out light.
As the natural order darkens, we must find it ourselves.
We must do whatever we can to brighten our day,
our home, the world.
Seek out light wherever you can my friends,
and pay no heed to those who condemn your sparkle.
You are much-needed.
Keep showing up, in that special way only you can do.
And show up for yourself too
(which can sometimes mean not showing up at all).
This year has been hard.
I’m not crying, you’re crying!
Phew! Ok. Wiping some tears. Hitting publish. And looking for light and love this next year around the sun!