Christmas in less than a month!! Of course, its also American Thanksgiving this weekend. This is, as the song says "the most wonderful time of the year!" Time for family, time for thanks, time for giving and receiving, time for reminiscing and reflecting, as well as looking ahead. I remember watching a tv show once in which a character lemented that if you can look back (in this case upon the past year) and either shed tears of joy, or of saddness, then you know it was worth your while- because you felt, you lived. This sounds like a conversation for closer to New Years, but the holidays seem to be on peoples minds more and more with each day so, I thought I'd bring it up. At any rate, I hope you are all grateful no matter what time of year or what season, that you can find that balance of giving and receiving, and that you have people in your life to share both the special and ordinary moments of life with. :)
This week has been a good one! I've heard from people whom I thought may be left within the past, have felt some of the stress I've been carying around lift off of my shoulders and my heart, and today was very productive! I had the day off of work, but I rarely get a week day off so I decided to put it to good use! I feel like I helped take a step towards the manifestation of future events- I got a new student ID card for university (I'm planning on starting classes in January, having not been in university for 6 years now), and I got passport photos taken so that I can finally renew my passport (I'd LOVE to travel in the new year). I'm starting to feel more excitment brewing within me over some of the things that I've been feeling nervous about, or feeling fear so much that I haven't bothered to even think about them very often. I was able to spend quility time with my sister as well, and caught up on sleep, and am now relaxing with a glass of wine in the warmth of my cozy apartment.
In this moment, all is well in the world. And, I give thanks.