tis the season

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We are approaching a lot of seasonal events here in Chicago. Winter is approaching. Thanksgiving is nearing and we are already in holiday decoration mode in stores. Regardless of the reason of the season, I love it. They say there is magic this time of year, and although I believe magic occurs daily, there is something special in the air. The crisp cool air turning into biting cold within days. The darkness of winter being lit up by all the holiday lights. And a time of year where we place our attention to gratitude. 

Seasons also come with heartache and despair for those dealing with loss or loneliness.  The spring offers us the opportunity of birth. The summer is full of growth, while the fall allows us to reap the beauty of our planting and nurturing. Winter can seem to be a time of death due to its starkness here. However for me, although not my favorite season, it offers me a time of reflection, quiet, and regrouping. I am not a cold weather girl, so I do stay indoors far more this time of year allowing me the time to review where I’ve been, where I’m at, and where I want to go.

This week I encourage you to know wherever you find yourself this season – whether you are happily in love, mourning the loss of a loved one, or somewhere in between, know:

This season allows you the opportunity to be more loving towards yourself, others, and the world. 

Tis the season to focus on goodness, kindness, laughter, and happiness. 

Tis the season to forgive past hurts. 

Mostly, I wish you knew that it is the season to see that you are deserving of loving life at the very deepest level in all aspects. 

Until next time, winter, spring, summer, or fall…all you’ve got to do is call, as I’ll be there…you’ve got a friend. 


 ”To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” 
~ George Santayana

The coming and going of the seasons give us more than the springtimes, summers, autumns, and winters of our lives. It reflects the coming and going of the circumstances of our lives like the glassy surface of a pond that shows our faces radiant with joy or contorted with pain.”
~ Gary Zukav

“Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

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