October 18 - There is no trick to loving, but it’s definitely a treat
I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
October seems to be a month filled with tricks and treats. We are treated to colorful leaves on the trees and some beautiful blue skies. Autumn harvests are in and we have a bountiful supply of pumpkins, apples, winter squash and colorful gourds.
We are tricked into thinking the warm fall days will last forever and then overnight it cools down and frost hits us. For us here in northern Ohio that means the growing season has ended.
The leaves will fall giving us lots of work to do raking them all up and then slowly but surly the days will grow even colder yet.
Nothing in life means anything unless someone cares, and the whole trick is to keep being that someone.
Treating people with kindness and love isn’t seasonal, but it does seem as if people do get a little kinder during the holiday season. Halloween is coming soon and after that the year will speed by. Thanksgiving and Christmas will soon be a thing of the past and we’ll be welcoming in another New Year.
Taking time to appreciate the people in our lives and showing them just how much they mean to us, is an everyday habit that never wears out or grows old.
The trick is to realize that after giving your best, there's nothing more to give.
Wishing you all a day filled with wonderful treats !