Halfway Point

This week is the official halfway point for Autumn.

What a season it has been so far.

It has been more challenging than I ever anticipated or really wanted quite frankly. But even in the chaos (and it has been a true mess) I have found great clarity and have been blessed beyond measure.

I realized that when I fiercely stick to my wellness focus and living in the present, I thrive. But when I allow life to pull me away from those areas of focus, I begin to struggle. When off balance, every little thing that goes on can become traumatic, overwhelming and even seem earth shattering.

In this season of “starting over again“, I realize that we get opportunities to stop, adjust and restart as many times as necessary in life. Even though the season is halfway over, that doesn’t mean all is lost. But rather what a blessing it is that we have a whole other half of a season to get back on track and thrive.

I very much welcome the second half of Autumn.

~ C ~

Remember Me

One of my favorite things about Autumn are the treasured traditions and holidays that bring family and friends together. Although Día de los Muertos is not a holiday I have ever celebrated, in recent years (thanks to Coco) I have enjoyed learning more about it. There is something about “saying hello” to and celebrating the life of loved ones that have passed away that brings a smile to my heart. To me the Day of the Dead seems like a way to connect again with loved ones who are no longer with us during this special season. And I will take any opportunity I can to do that. Even though this isn’t my tradition or annual celebration, I am taking this time during this holiday to remember and celebrate my loved ones who are no longer here.

(The picture was previously taken at the Día de los Muertos exhibit in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot at Walt Disney World.)

~ C ~