Autumn is usually my favorite season of the year. But this year seems different. I don't know if it is the struggling economy, everybody worrying about money, especially with the holidays coming upon us. People are having trouble keeping their homes. Paying rent, putting gas in the car (though the price has come down here a bit). We have an election coming up, not knowing who to chose, though politics is not my favorite subject so we wont go there.
Maybe it is the shortness of the days. We aren't getting as much sun as we were, that can be depressing in itself. The weather is colder, there is always a slight chill in the air. Though it is nice and brisk fresh air, it just isn't the warm comfortable feeling of the sun beating down on us.
Children have gone off to school, maybe some of you are missing you kids as they go off to college. After all you are use to having them come home everyday from school. Maybe you are lonely now.
Life is just a pure and simple struggle at times. Just getting out of bed becomes an accomplishment.
So let's try to think of something good and positive each day that we can. Even if it is just getting out of bed, or getting dressed. Maybe you make a phone call to a friend that you haven't spoken to in a while. I don't care how little of an accomplishment that it is, write it down. Let's all try to cheer eachother up and see where it goes.
My accomplishment for today is the same as usual. I walked my dogs. That isn't much, but it is the best I can do. Now I am going to try to vacuum my house. Wish me luck. I have been thinking about it for two hours. I did get some plants brought in and put in the kitchen window. Some fresh herb plants and some small geraniums that I started from seed this spring. Who knows, they might make it through winter in there. We shall try and see.
Come on, post something positive, even if it is just that you are trying to post something positive, write it down. It will help, I promise.
Luv and hugs, Karen
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