Monday, September 28, 2009
I love autumn for a lot of reasons - the leaves changing colors, harvest time, the crunching of leaves, the wonderful smells of pumpkin pie and apple cider...
But I also love autumn because summer is over, the heat has receded, and the days and nights grow chilly again. I love curling up on my couch with a blanket and a book, a fire roaring in the fireplace.
Most of all, though, I love autumn because my entire mood changes.
I've been in hunker-down mode for awhile and it was much-needed. Now, I feel refreshed and ready to tackle things again.
What have I learned during this time off?
1) I need to pray more and listen to what the good Lord has planned for me
2) I need to be content with what I have now instead of always looking for ways to be happy. Instead, I can be happy right now - no special magic required!
3) I have incredible friends, both online and in "real" life that have helped me navigate this recent difficult journey.
4) Nothing, but nothing, beats the power of a good book to help you escape the world for awhile.
And speaking of good books, I have to give a shout out to Francine River's Redeeming Love. It is one of the most powerful books I have ever read and it has made me re-evaluate some key issues in my life. I encourage you to check it out.
How are things in your life?
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