It’s a cold and wet Tuesday morning, and even though I have my heat blasting I still have chill bumps on my arms.  If I squint a little bit I can see little snow flakes falling outside.  Nothing is sticking of course, but it is still pretty fun nonetheless… especially since it’s still November.  It makes me think of the real “snow days” to come, some of my favorite days of the year.  There is something magical about seeing your whole environment drastically change overnight to another form of beautiful.  Of course, some people hate the snow, but I am not one of them.  On the other hand it does make me think about the people and animals without shelter and heat.   Last night all I could think about before going to bed were the poor kittens in the alley.  Hopefully they found a nice warm place before it got too cold.

December is two days away, and 2012 is officially one month away.  December is always an interesting time of the year with all of the holiday parties and such. And if you are anything like me, you are already evaluating the year past for personal growth.  I have to say though, I am getting better and better at not measuring myself against an unrealistic ruler.  I am beginning to exist in a world where timetables don’t exist, and whatever is just is.  All I can do at any moment in time is make the best of my present situation… and just relax a little.  Simple joys are always around if I look for them.  Right now, the heat is a simple joy.  The hot shower I’m about to take is one as well.  Little snowflakes in November make my heart smile.  There are just so many things to be grateful for.

Do you ever think about what a blueprint of your daily decisions and choices would look like?  Any given day can take so many different directions based on the smallest ways we decide to turn.  Endless possibilities.  That is very exciting to me.