Monday, November 1, 2010
Peace, Be Still
November is the month that allows me to take a deep breath. It's the quiet before the storm of December and all it's hustle and bustle. It's the month of menu planning and preparing wonderful foods to share with family and friends. It's counting blessings and being thankful for all we've been given. It's preparing for visits and get togethers and sometimes travel. But it still seems a month of peace. Fall is my favorite time of year. We've had such a mixture of happy times and sad this fall. Saying good-bye to my Sister-in-law Bonnie in September and hello to a new nephew by marriage in October. But sadness has struck again as my Sister-in-law Deidra lost her son Blaine to leukemia last night. He and his family live in Atlanta and we will not be attending that funeral, but my thoughts and prayers are with her and my Brother Greg. Blaine was 42yrs. old, he has young children and this will be a very difficult holiday season for all. So as this month begins, take time to hug family, forgive others, do a service for someone, count your blessings, be grateful in every aspect of your life because we never can be sure how long that life will be. I am often amazed that God is there to comfort me when needed and blesses me when I don't feel I deserve it. I'm grateful for a month that has a day set aside for reminding me to be Thankful. So take a deep breath, enjoy the peace that is November.