you great big beautiful blustery season
of harvest and homefires and holiday.
I love your generous, engaging way
and your early lamplit evenings,
the deeper sleeps beneath the blankets
and your uncanny gift for drawing chairs up closer around the table.
I love what you do to my heart,
stoking gratitude burning bright and sending me tumbling again
head over heels in love with the ones I love already
but focused in rich and stronger somehow.
You churn up celebration
in the hard business of living
and I appreciate the way you set me to swooning
over the stuff I sometimes forget to see and count and savor.
Here you come again,
the gathering season.
Welcome, you, with all my heart:)
(yeah, I’m an appreciator, so this month is strength and sweetness to my soul;
I’d love to give away two copies of my November zine….the gratitude issue…..to the someone
whose name I draw next week. Leave a comment and I’ll send you one to keep and one to give away.
With much, much love)
“I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that He gave life to someone who loves the gift.”