When I'm outside focused on the changes I see daily in my little world, I feel a sense of peace that is missing in the Spring and Summer seasons. I love Fall. I love the massive color changes as the trees turn and drop their leaves. I love the cool breezes and the tree frogs that become quieter each day. I capture some nice photos with the light shifting and angling against the woods and on the grass.
After a brief warm up we are facing some cooler days. I'm ready! Are you?
This week I managed to make up for lost time in my chores from being out of town. I'm caught up with laundry and I managed to cook dinner every single day to erase the eating out every single day while in Canada. Returning home and being home is what I love best. I am a wannabe traveler and I can fake it but deep down inside, I'm craving my home, my simple pleasures.
I've been reflecting on how no matter what there is something to fret over in life if you let it in. I also have been thinking of how I manage those frets. First and foremost, I knit! I am sure many of you are crafters of some sort if you read my blog. I love how my knitting helps with anxiety and creating a calm sense of peace.
I'm not perfect and I dabble in worry. But each and every morning, I wake and I map out how I want to have my day to be. I write what I want to accomplish and I write daily in a journal my thoughts and my reflections. All of these morning habits help me focus on my intentions for the day.
Do I adhere to them all the time? Nope. Each morning is a brand new day, as my husband says "a do over". I have a clean slate. That clean slate gives me permission to be a better me and spend my time wisely. I might get lost along the way but then another morning occurs and another and another. I get this opportunity to improve and hone my intentions.
I've mentioned before that I keep a gratitude list each day and writing what I am thankful for helps me think positively. Life is good!
My gratitude list: -gentle fall breezes -walking with my husband and Frodo daily - hot coffee in the morning before dawn - new pens and new journals - phone calls from the kids - starting a new knitting project! - the kindness of others -
What is your gratitude list?