November, so much to consider. Seasons changing, time changing, attire changing, does anything stay the same?
Some things are good to keep the same, it is nice to be able to depend on a few things. Five Sundays and five Mondays, do not be blue about Mondays. We have five Sundays to catch up on rest, or chores, or projects. Mondays are known as the start of things, what can we start?
Before it gets too late into the month we can call family members an see how they are doing. Make time to visit long distant family members or send a card. Has there been an estrangement? Forget the issue, there are many reasons why, and they are not important as the years fly by. Things can be misrepresented, misunderstood, misadvised, and just totally misdone. Likely all feel sorry. Yet, all miss out when there is an estrangement. Reach out, remember the good, heal the breach, reconcile. My ex father in law called Sunday and it has been years, I did not even recognize his voice until he laughed. Nice visit on the phone.
Movies at this time of year are all so inspiring regarding spread the love, be kind to strangers, etc. Love your neighbors, love your family and love strangers, put it into action. Yet, be safe, do not be unwise. People experience all sorts of fraud at this time of year because they want to be “good deed doers..” as said on Wizard of Oz. We can be responsible humans, considerate to fellowman, and if we consider ourselves Christian than Be that Christian the scriptures describe regarding the New Personality. My father said, “Be what you say.” His 7th grade education was weightier than an expert in a said field. If you feel you are honest, then be honest, if you feel you are moral, than be moral. If you feel you are loving, be loving.
Think of a goal, such as consider your prime responsibilities in life, are you a Husband, Wife, Father or Mother? Consider how you can be better at that. It is easy to assume we have it down pat and there is no need for improvement, but there is always room for improvement. All can be more loving, more helpful, express love more often and show appreciation. Help out with the expenses by not being so expensive to maintain. Contribute more to the household by doing chores to help your mate with what they would normally do. If there is more than one, than one alone should not be fixing the meals and doing the cleanup. Help, do something, help with the dishes, or sweep or clean the bathroom. Surprise your loved one with an unexpected card or a small gift, or meet them for lunch. I met my son for lunch and we only arranged it an hour before. It was so nice spending time with him at a restaurant close by his work. He will be 23 this month and I cannot believe my middle son has grown to be such a wonderful adult.
My goal for November is to improve my part of all relationships I value. Allot can happen in November, you can warm up your life. “Be what you say!”