What can I say--I've always loved the month of October.
That is with the exception of Halloween and all that hoopla of black cats, scary pumpkins and evil spirits--that I shall not dwell on for the purposes of this post.
It's a beautiful time of the year.
I thought that fall had come early to us here in the south--but it was just teasing with us. We had a few really cool days and then before you knew it we were back up to eighty and ninety degrees.
We finally had some rain a couple of days ago, so now, once again, there is a slight coolness in the air. It is welcomed.
When my children were little we would save our change for a whole year so that we would have enough money to take them to the fair. What a great time we would have! The rides, the food, the fellowship of seeing friends and neighbors. Pleasant memories for sure.
I fell in love for the first and only time in October of 1967. There has never been an October since then that I do not remember that event with special fondness. Most think of February as being the month of love. For me, the month of October is the month of love. Love remembered and love renewed.
Now that we are "seniors", we have the freedom to travel in the month of October. I love to travel. It's so thrilling to discover new places, people, and things. Ironic, I guess, that I should say that, since we've spent the last three Octobers in NYC-- but the thing about New York is that when you are visiting New York city, you are visiting the world--so many cultures and nations represented in such a small condensed area--I can't seem to see enough of it.
My husband and I will be on vacation in a few weeks--I'll leave everyone to guess where we are headed!
So very much to rejoice about. Thank the Lord those miners made it out of that underground tomb! What a blessing to seem them brought up from that black hole! God was surely with them.
There seems to be so much negativity concerning our nation and the direction it is headed in, but I can't help but believe that God is God and I am comforted by the fact that HE has all this under control. Really He does. I don't understand why we think it matters if Republicans or Democrats are in control of our country. God is in control. What party does He belong to? Don't answer that. *smile*
I've rambled on enough.
I'd like to end this post with a few of my favorite quotes:
"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway."
— Mother Teresa
Happy autumn blessings ya'll,