No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November!” Thomas Hood
November is a month of nuts and nutty thoughts. When I think about November, I experience an agglomeration of nutty and not so nutty thoughts. When I think about November, the first images that come to mind are trees with bare branches, intermittent sunshine, a chill in the air, snow, shrinking daylight, looming winter. In other words a picture that oozes bleakness and cheerlessness. Pretty depressing, right?
While those dreary thoughts swirl around, there is always another side, another array of images. There is the crunching sound from walking on leaf covered paths, the comforting smell of wood stove smoke wafting through the air, hot roasted chestnuts, mulled cider, the enticing aromas of spicy baked goods, family gatherings. And, in case we may have forgotten, 'tis a time to be thankful. The truth, of course, that it is always time to be thankful.
It is definitely November, but we are currently experiencing a weird weather anomaly. I have to wonder if those in charge of the seasons were pranked by some unknown force or are playing a big joke on us. For nearly a week we have been experiencing very Spring like temperatures. As if the pandemic hasn’t messed with our heads enough, Mother Nature has gotten into the act, too.
November is definitely a month of nuts and nutty thoughts. Enjoy the nuts and smile at nutty thoughts. Most of all, be thankful for all of life’s blessings and the blessings in your life.
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