So, November. Really? Aside from the leaves falling, it's really been warm enough NOT to be fall...errr...halfway to winter. The chickens are in their nests earlier than before, but it's been no more than sweater weather - yet. Fingers crossed, we're really not hoping for snow just yet down here on the prairie. Snow in the mountains, and off the road is beautiful, gorgeous even, but I don't mind telling you that I prefer to drive on DRY roads.
So, life at the Ranch has not changed too much, aside from our Ranchers taking time out from their busy schedules to rake leaves and use them for dry mulch in the chicken house, and beds for the alpacas. Looking at those dry leaves, I'm reminded that every day of life is a gift. Every day is a chance to choose happiness. Every day is a chance to count our blessings and be grateful for what we have. Gratitude - I guess that's what Thanksgiving is all about.
But let's not just count our blessings once a year. Let's not be thankful for our friends and families just once a year. Let's be grateful for our blessings every day of our lives. And seriously, all of us have as many blessings as leaves that fly from the trees. The difficulty we have in being grateful is to count those numerous little blessings that make our lives possible. Families, friends, home, love, God. Yes, count those blessings and be grateful.