I found myself embracing the slower-moving days, enjoying the evenings where there was space for writing and reading and being creative, starting to sit around the bonfire with Jason sipping on glasses of red wine. We're so fast these days, so connected and moving and trying to knock just a FEW more things off our list -myself probably being the worst offender. So I'm trying to keep remembering that slow is okay, that the tortoise finished the race too, that it isn't all about efficiency and getting THERE first.
That said, this year has disappeared into thin air. Being here in November, the second to last month of 2014 (well, every year actually), I almost don't know what to do with myself. I'm feeling excited about the prospect of a new year on the horizon, but I'm also in shock that the holidays are so rapidly upon us. I'm thrilled to think about what 2015 holds for Mr. Thomas and me, but I'm reverent and cherishing the beautiful things that 2014 had for us. It's a delicate balance this life thing, isn't it?
In lieu of being B.R.A.V.E. in a very overt way this month, I'm doing things a little bit different. I cherish the way Thanksgiving and gratefulness take over the entire month, instead of being a staccato mark at the end.
My goal for the month is to be thankful, say thank you, remember gratefulness.
This is simple, really, but so easy for me to breeze over, sort of ignore or forget, and, well, everyone loves feeling and knowing they're appreciative. So my posts will include little ways in which I am living out my thanks. Not just notes (though there will surely be those), but actions, meals, moments in which I'm really, truly living out thankfulness.
This feels like a cocktail of B.R.A.V.E.-ery. A big, old cocktail.
What are you favorite ways to be thanked?
What makes me feel most grateful? And appreciated?