November has never been my favorite month. It always seems so bleak and dreary....the lull between the glorious colors of fall and the festiveness of Christmas.
In some of the places we lived it meant the imminent arrival of snow. Here it means the imminent arrival of rain (which will likely hang around for the next 5 months).
The month of November also reminds me of death. I think it's because it was in November (many years ago) that I first grieved the loss of a loved one.
But this year, I am determined to redeem this month.
In stead of lamenting the shorter days, cooler temperatures and less than magnificent weather, I am choosing to focus on other things.
I will be thankful ~ intentionally so, writing down as many grace gifts as I can think of.
I will buy more candles (not very minimalistic, I know).
I will drink more warm drinks (green tea, coffee, hot chocolate).
I will read more books, both myself and to my girls.
I will pull out my crock pot and cook warm, belly-filling meals.
I will bake with pumpkin (I love pumpkin!)
I will pull out my rain gear and hit the trails ~ embrace the mud.