Halloween is done. The candy is not. Hello, treadmill! And so the holiday season begins!
I love the thought of November and sweet memories of Thanksgivings past have begun their yearly appearance in my mind. Memories that still portray special grandparents alive and well, carefree cousins at play and laughter from all of them blending together into one beautiful picture of happiness. How I cherish those memories! I love going through my photo albums from years past and hope I remember to capture a few new memories with my camera again this year!
This month, I want to focus on being content. Content with life as it is now. Thankful. Not dwelling on what I’d like it to be next week, next month, next year. Not wishing to change the past. Content with today…this very moment. I’ve wondered before if we realize that in our modern day and age, we struggle with contentment despite the fact that we have it so good here in this country. Third world countries struggle with having enough of the very basics. We struggle with having so much within our reach, so many options for so many things, that it seems like there is always something to wish for. Something more, something bigger, something greater. But, really, what greater thing could one possess than contentment itself? It’s the little things in life that make life worth living!
I want to thank all of you for your kind words here on the blog. Encouraging words. We all need them and I apologize to those who have left comments so faithfully over the last few months without receiving a reply from me! It means a lot. I hope I can return even a small portion of that kindness in days ahead!
I also hope you’ll join me this month as I pay attention to the little things that make life worthwhile because you, my friends, are one of them!