I've always felt incredibly lucky that October is my birthday month. Born just a few days shy of Halloween, I love this festive time of year. Harvests are plentiful and pantries well stocked. Autumn's showy display and golden sunlight nearly knock me out with their beauty on a daily basis. Crisp air and creeping melancholy add mystery to the lengthening evenings. Old cycles come to their conclusion just as flowers on the vine to their fruition. We are between the worlds in October and the transition is magical, indeed.
“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise & follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, & calls each vagabond by name.” ― Bliss Carmen
This year in anticipation of my upcoming birthday, I've been cultivating a sense of joy through playful giveaways in a variety of ways. I've been sharing countdown style tidbits on how to live and be happy in the world that I refer to as my #joyride to #seriousfun. Even more thrillingly, I've been mailing off little packages of wonderful to various friends and even a few virtual strangers. I am having so much fun and that's the entire point. The reward of blessing someone with thought and attention is knowing how uplifting it will be for the recipient. I tell you, there is no better way to liven up your own spirits than by lifting someone else's!
My wish for you as we embark on October is that your harvest has been sweet and your spirit is full as we head into the dark nights of the year for the depth mining days ahead.