October, Baptize Me With Leaves!

October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace! Rainbow Rowell, American author

What a lovely ode to October. I guess if your first name is Rainbow, you have no choice but to become a poet. Right? I no longer experience the leaves or corduroy (does anyone wear corduroy anymore?), but  I did put out buckets of mums, pumpkins, wreaths of colored leaves on my front door, and I made some beef-vegetable soup. I’m celebrating! 

With so many tragedies happening in the world…earthquakes, tsunamis, floods…we must grab the gold ring of October and, if we are safe and whole, be thankful for our blessings and do what we can for those unable to celebrate. 

Affirmation: I am grateful.

Coaching question: How are you celebrating Fall? What can you do for those less fortunate? 

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