Archive for Awakening
Fall signals physical and mental preparation for the hibernation period ahead. But it can also awaken the desire to explore what’s happening around us ~ as the holidays begin and our surroundings get more festive, Mother Nature morphs before our eyes, and the galaxy above softens with a smoky haze.
Lose yourself in the awe just enough to be present in the moment, seeing the luminous hues on the leaves and hearing the scattering of fallen ones; smelling the burning away of summer days and rejoicing in the coming wonders of winter.
Don’t let the subtle magic of the seasons escape you. Hit a pumpkin patch, corn maze or haunted house. Steal one last outdoor meal or browse an outdoor mall, partake in a seasonal activity for the whole family or find a cozy café where you can watch the weather roll on by.
‘Tis the season where the darkness is a welcome friend and upon which the colors of fall burst before our eyes.
Happy Autumn, Everyone!
I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
I wish I didn’t work so hard.
I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
I wish that I had let myself be happier.
But we can also learn from those more innocent and carefree, like children who see life as a safe, magical and happy place with a world full of potential for them. So why should it be any different for us? Sure, we have responsibilities as adults, but those can be managed. And if you’re managing them, then there’s no need for worries. In fact, the only use for worrying is to compel us to do something about the situation causing us concern. If it’s out of our hands, the best we can do is find the silver lining and slip into it (or point to it for others to see as well).
In keeping with this respectfully lusty take on life, we’ve changed the name of http://www.SeeingSacramento.com to http://www.TheGoodLifeSacramento.com. We thought it a more fun and fitting name for all that the Greater Sacramento area has become and all it has to offer. So whether you’re a resident of this fine land, a visitor, or just an onlooker, we hope you’ll take some time out of every day to wring the good stuff out of your very own life!
Wind is whipping around the building like whirlpools of air and tree limbs are knocking against my windows with determination. The sky above us is crystal clear, and although it is nearly 70 degrees outside, my skin is cool to the touch. Sometimes the weather reminds me of a certain season, and then I realize we are actually residing at the opposite end of the year. This time, however, it feels like fall… and it really is.
I don’t always mind the wind, but when it moves as fast as a speeding car, it certainly makes me thankful for my shelter.
And speaking of gratitude, here are just a few ways to give back locally ~
Loaves & Fishes http://www.sacloaves.org
Ronald McDonald House http://www.rmhcnc.org
Crisis Nursery http://www.kidshome.org/what-we-do/CrisisNursery.php
If you can’t offer time, money or resources, at least be compassionate toward animals, kind to your fellow man, and creative about ways in which we can possibly ease future suffering.
(Hm. All this – just because of the darned wind?!)