I know that for many of you this will sound backward, but it’s fall break here for my children. We’re heading into our winter season Down Under. My kids are home from school and for the past few weeks I was worrying about how I was going to fit in my work and keep my children engaged, without letting them watch 92,000 hours of television.
Even if you’re not American, it’s hard to miss that it’s Thanksgiving in the USA this week. Almost every blogger seems to be writing about the power of gratitude and why we should all take the time to be grateful. I strongly agree that gratitude makes our lives richer and helps us acknowledge the abundance of goodness that we’d otherwise miss. Still, for some, despite their desire to find gratitude, it doesn’t come easily. It’s not because they’re scrooges, it’s because they’ve cornered themselves in the darkness and are struggling to see the light.
I love this time of the year; the Holidays. Living in Australia, there is no rule that you wait until after Halloween to get into the Christmas spirit and decorations hit the stores in early October. Even in the summer heat, I can tell it’s the holiday season from the beautiful decorations, lights and most of all that people seem to be friendlier, happier, and certainly more patient. It’s a beautiful time when charitable donations are up and love and gratitude fills the air.