Monday, October 1, 2012

31 Days to a Happy, Healthier Fall ME!

In the past year, I have begun making a point of thanking God for the specific day....such as "thank you God for Monday, October 1, 2012".  It's a tiny way of trying to stay in the moment, to be fully there, and to appreciate the day.  

So, driving in this morning, I actually prayed the above sentence and in that very moment, it hit me - today is OCTOBER 1st!  September is done, gone, not to return for another 11 months!  If you know me well, you know that I live for the fall and holiday season.  I am literally a happier person, I smile more often, I laugh more, life is just sweeter during September, October, November and December!  So, to realize that one entire month out of the four is already finished and I am pretty sure I didn't even take the time to realize it was September a good part of the time was a wake-up call for me.

I've been running too fast these past nine months.  January started off with a big ole bang with Mack's back surgery and my mom's health drastically declining and I feel like I've been at a dead run ever since.  Don't get me wrong, I've had some wonderful moments with family and friends.  I am not complaining about my life - it is an amazingly blessed life.  I am acknowledging that I am tired and not fully enjoying most of my days.

So, first, I am going to make a conscious effort to begin to take better care of me - starting today.  I'm going to leave work on time and enjoy my evening at home.  I'm going to really think about some things that will make these last few months of 2012 even more special than they are by being intentional in what I choose to do when I get to choose.  Finally, I'm going to blog through it and if I can keep this up for a little while, I just might even let someone read it!

Happy Fall Y'all!