By now if you have a friend living in a snow-covered city, you would have heard of how tired they are by now. Of the cold. Of the sun-less days. Of the dull winters. But I won’t repeat the same because even though this was one of my coldest winters EVER it was also the coziest, reflective time to enjoy the indoors. I enjoyed being indoors with books, tea, heated blanket. I can’t wait for the snow to melt and see little spuds peeking out. The coldest in Edmonton this year has been -46C!! With days starting to get longer and brighter in the mornings and time change just around the corner – spring is just around!
October has brought yellow leaves and colder winds with varying degrees of snowfall. Fall skipped this year when we woke up to a white thanksgiving morning. Our basement renovation is done 3/4 of the way and it’s a big relief that we will be moving our offices in the basement just shy of a month. As thanksgiving is a time of pausing and counting our blessings; I want to express my gratitude to my better half who not only supports me when I need him but is not hesitant to gently guide me when I stray away from following Christ. I hope you have a fantastic fall and as we get closer to Christmas and end of the year; let’s cherish the good we have in our life and this world. I will leave you here with some pictures I took on our trip to muttart.
Being fully present these days is hard! There are many things seeking our attention. From what to eat, what to wear, and what to do to there is not enough time for XYZ. Nature, however reminds us that BEING ROOTED is the key to THRIVE. If you have seen a lone plant thriving amongst the dead ones, you know what I am talking about.
Throughout my journey of raising and then accidentally killing plants; a lot of them have actually thrived because I paused, observed and then adjusted either (a) their environment or (b) sunlight or (c) water or all.
If we are rooted in Christ and we still listen to the mindless chatter: negative self-talk & not believing in our capabilities then we are actually leaning away from light. However, if we adjust our thoughts, align them with our purpose of serving each other – we would truly thrive!