The eye records the trees waving and relinquishing the last of their brilliant fall foliage.
Squirrels scamper across lawns, vigorously tamping nuts into the earth.
Geese gather under apple trees gobbling up the sweet goodness of unclaimed fruit.
Flocks of red chested robins flit through treetops as they pass through the neighborhood chirping a final farewell on their flight to southern warmth.
Dropping temperatures hint at advancing winter whiteness.
From experience we remember.
A season is closing, another arising.
The eye sees, but the heart must choose.
I’m accepting two November challenges.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) begins November 1.
Along with writers all over the world, I accept the personal challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days.
But a challenge that holds many benefits with its struggles.
November is also National Gratitude Month.
Thanksgiving Day is November’s most famous day for giving thanks.
This year, I’m challenging myself to practice thankfulness every day in November.
An interruption before getting busy with “important” things?
A bother to recite the obvious?
Possibly.But choosing to see blessings, whatever size, will bring to profit my heart.
I hope you join with me in the “Thankful Challenge” for November.