Today I am naming November the Month of Night Light. The clocks fixed for daylight savings, evening comes early. Charming lamp posts adorn front yards.
Wood waits for winter.
Can November have named weeks? Week 1: Evening Invitation
Week 2: Veteran's Tribute Week 3: Harvest Glory Week 4: Saying Grace
So, for Evening Invitation: Take a thoughtful, observant walk out the front door and into the neighborhood. Collect stuff and make a nature table.
For Veteran's Tribute: Thank a veteran and learn all the words to a patriotic song.
For Harvest Glory: Eat a new fruit or try a new squash.
For Saying Grace: Write a prayer of thanks and share it with the generous God of creation, and only Him.
Make some mittens. Share hot chocolate with a new friend. Hand sew a red, felt heart and pin it on your nightie. Give some sagging shoulders a loving massage. Write a real letter. Pop a HUGE bowl of popcorn and watch a beautiful movie like One True Thing. Share your feelings. Risk. Live out loud.
I'm happy. Samantha Rose is coming soon! Her mommy will have her on Nov. 23. In May, another baby arrives, and in July our seventh! We shall have seven grandchildren all born in the last three years. A gaggle of grands - a classroom full of wobbly eighth graders - a world full of heart beats. I am glad I'm a human.