Sunday, October 5, 2014
E is for....Enjoy the little things
5. Your Fall Bucket List
Prompts like these make it a little more difficult to stick to my ABC theme. How do you make a list when you are trying to keep it within the requirements of one letter...and a vowel, at that?!
In West Texas we don't exactly have four full seasons. We are on the edge of a dessert, so the "fall" and "spring" seasons you imagine in your minds don't really happen here. What we have is a lot of summer, a little of winter, and a smidge of fall and spring.
Honestly, this time of year isn't my favorite. It's actually really difficult for me. Blame it on SAD, it's probably the easiest explanation (although I'm not 100% sure that's what it is). But I'm trying to manage it this season, with positivity and gentleness.
So the only thing on my Fall bucket list is to enjoy the little things. Actively seek pleasure in what and who is around me. Take a moment to appreciate the crisp weather (we don't have it for long). Indulge in a cinnamon scented witches broom. Bake something, just because. Be ok with not decorating, if I don't feel like it...but enjoy the other homes that do (there is one house we passed yesterday that is decked out for Halloween..I think I counted at least three huge inflatables in the yard). Allowing myself to snuggle on the couch with a blanket, in my PJ's and fuzzy socks, with a book or a dog or cat..or all three at once (it's been known to happen in this house).
Basically, I just want to be happy. I don't want to let myself get sucked into the black hole that seems to consume me every year around this time. So, I'm going to sniff all the cinnamon things and drink all the pumpkin spice things, I'm going to wrap myself in a cocoon of fleece blankets and eat mini-chocolates. I am going to smile, I am going to laugh, I'm going to turn my face to the sun,