Where did October go?
Well, I will tell you where it went
It went to California, and then its parents came to visit and it was left with a big ol’ pile of Halloween to get through and then it was done.
Goodbye October, see you next year.
California was an amazing trip and I am so glad that I did it. We weren’t 100% sure if it was the smartest move to do, financially, but my dad said that I’d not remember the money was gone when I still had the memories… which is rare for my dad to say.
But, it was true. money, shmoney… we’ll make more, right? 🙂
I was watching some episode of that new Katie Couric talk show. I kind of like it… sometimes. I mean, it’s better then Honey Boo-Boo, right?
Anywho… she had a lady on who was talking about fear, and she said that she turns her fear into gratitude.
So, when you hear a horrible story of a loved one dying due to some awful disease, instead of trying to “feel” how awful that would be to kind of test it out (I am awful at that) instead you feel intense gratitude at the fact that you still HAVE your loved one.
I am a person with a lot of fears. Here it is scorpions and in CA it was earthquakes (my parents recently had mice in their house so that’s just one more thing to fear). I try to have intense preparation to avoid the fear, but the reality is that you can’t prepare for everything. And perhaps gratitude could take up some of that fear. Being SO grateful for the MANY things in my life that I have that give me joy in the day to day. And what better time to do that then in Thanksgiving, in which we literally go from “fear” (aka haunted forrests, etc.) to gratitude.
I know a lot of people will have a month of gratitude on their blogs but I doubt theirs will be as superficial as mine on many days. What are you most grateful for, and does it stop you from being afraid?