Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Autumn goodbye

As I get older, I find myself becoming more of a homebody. This is not to say that I don't still enjoy going out on the town on occasion, just that more than ever, I appreciate quiet time at home as well. Last night, I went for a long walk and breathed in the crisp autumn air, shuffled my feet through the brightly coloured leaves. I love this time of year. As I traipsed through the neighbourhood which I will only be able to call mine for another week, I started thinking about everything that I have been through in my time living here. This neighbourhood has certainly been good to me. Now, I am anticipating setting foot into uncharted territory, finding comfort in a new home and having a fresh start.
Someone told me once," Everything happens for a reason. Something beautiful might happen, something sad might happen, but it's all for a reason...it's all a learning experience." And I really believe that. It's become sort of my religion in life. I think people have an enormous spiritual power and that most of us aren't even aware of the things that we can will to happen. This is why life is so magical. You start believing that there is more between heaven and earth than meets the eye. I mean, life can seem really awful and overwhelming at times, and even though we can overcome so much, humans are delicate beings. It's important to be honest about our feelings, to keep ourselves sane, to be true to ourselves, even though that can be really hard. It's so much easier to be cynical and negative than to stay positive and have faith when times are tough. I think it's when you're in times of real sadness or true happiness that you feel most alive. Sometimes your greatest pains can lead to your greatest strengths.
Ready for the next phase...

1 comment:

Alex said...

I love the autumn too. Beauty. Good luck on the next phase :)