Fall, or Autumn, is my favorite time of year. It’s arguably the best time for running, as temperatures begin to dip and humidity fades away. If you’re lucky enough to live in a place where the leaves begin to change colors, then the scenery is beautiful. Food wise we shift towards delicious comfort foods like soups, stews, and roasts.
However, my favorite element of Autumn, is the sense of community. Perhaps it’s the holiday season where we celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, and Festivus. All of these holidays bring people together and, with the exception of Festivus, they focus on being kind and sharing with one another. Maybe it’s because I grew up on the East Coast where winter can be harsh, but people seem to treat one another better from October through the end of the year. Almost as if we know it is miserable to be outside so we do what we can to make it a little bit better for each other.
Each November, I like to do 30 days of gratitude. Some days I appreciate the big things, and other days I share my appreciation for the little things. For example, I am grateful for my health and my ability to run and I’m also grateful for clean public bathrooms during a road trip.
This year is different though. 2020 blows. Because it has been a tumultuous year, I think it’s a good idea for me to expand my normal 30 days to 61 days. Starting October 1st, via Instagram, I’ll be sharing at least one thing each day that I am grateful for. Each week I’ll provide a summary on here as well because we can’t have enough gratitude in the world right now!
I invite you to join along and use #61daysofgratitude on socials. Let’s flood our circles with a healthy dose of positive energy and bring some light into our lives.