Although it may seem trite, I’ve always thought of November as the month to count my blessings. Sparked by the holiday of Thanksgiving, I strive to remember all the good things about life [and to hold to a bare minimum my complaints and frustrations!]. Actually throughout the year I believe in the “glass half-full” as a way of approaching whatever life hands me. I do get to decide how I view my life!
And ‘the proof of the pudding’ was made clear to me, once again, just this morning. Last night I took the first dose of a new medicine, prescribed by the doctor, that is supposed to help me. But, the doctor [and the literature] warned me there could be seriously unpleasant side affects, so we have to see if this med is right for me. Sure enough, I experienced unwelcome sensations, including racing heart-beat, restlessness, and most disturbing dreams. I was pretty sure this wasn’t going to work! Imagine my surprise when I got up this morning and there was the pill, sitting by the bathroom sink — I’d not actually taken it. Tonight, when I do finally take the medicine, I’m going to try to keep a more open mind!
But, back to thankfulness. My life is full of joy — even when there is sadness and frustration. I intend to spend the month of November focusing on the good things in my life. Most importantly that will include all of you! We have a wonderful community here at UUCA. You make my life rich with spiritual connection, fun, opportunities for good works, invitations to consider the meaning of life, and care. I hope you will join me in looking at the many blessings we all enjoy.