Well, here it is…the heart of autumn. I typically like to send a happy birthday greeting on the first of the month, but this time I was in China during the first part of November. So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY November folks, and happy belated birthday if I missed yours this month.
I waited and saved up a whole year for this vacation. It has been about three years since I had a real vacation (in 2013). I finally did something outside of my comfort zone. More later on my travels. Fear can sometimes stop us from seeing the world, but I was determined to go and I’m so glad I did. Special thanks to our tour leader, Rev. Mary Anne Harris of Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’ve been with her on trip to Italy, Spain, and Portugal so far and they are always well organized by the company she engages to do all the booking and planning. Her website is Harris House Studios if you would like to see more photos. I’ll post more later. If you are not already on my mailing list, join to see the updates that are coming.
The Thanksgiving season is upon us! It’s a tradition that should last the whole year, in my opinion. Nevertheless, I am grateful for another season for expressing even more gratitude. I am particularly grateful for all the good that is going on in the world, even when it feels like it isn’t. I say let’s look for all the blessings in our lives and be extra, extra grateful. Even if you are grateful, see if you can top that. If you are into making gratitude lists, see if you can DOUBLE or TRIPLE it. Then watch and see what blessings get multiplied in your life. Staying in the zone of gratitude turns the tide, every time.
Wishing you all the soul-enriching warmth, fulfillment, and abundant blessings that the transformative power of God’s love can bring!
JOY and Love aways,