The end and the beginning

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So the month of November ends; likewise tomorrow the new month begins. I’ve always thought of November as my favorite month of the year.  November is when we gather for Thanksgiving meals and my thoughts always turn to Thankgsivings past, spent with loved ones now gone from this life. November is when we start preparing for Christmas, too, and I enjoy those early preparations. Our weather turns cooler, skies are a deep blue on some days and a misty gray on others, and finally, the fall colors will appear here in the heart of Texas.

I’m a lot happier this November than I was a year ago and I’ve enjoyed November a lot more.  In fact, I’ve made it a point to enjoy it as much as I could.  Walks with the dogs just immersing myself in the beauty of the day, road trips to a few places that bring me joy, gathering my family at my table for a Sunday dinner, and decorating my house for Christmas.

What? Decorate before Thanksgiving? For shame, but I did and I’m glad I did! Now that is done and I’m enjoying the decorations and the slowly changing lights on the tree without feeling hurried. After all, tomorrow is December 1st and we start the Happy Holidays activities.

So goodbye to November, you’ve been good and I’m ready for December.