I celebrate my birthday this month so I do love November. And I happen to like my birthday. But let me just state for the record that celebrating birthdays (or holidays) when chronically ill isn't a great big party. It's more like a quiet personal event at home. Therefore I try to focus on some joy and beauty in the day despite how I might be physically feeling. My mom always does something to make my birthday special in some way. And generally, I always try to find some kind of beauty within the messiness. Actually, I think it's necessary.
I love November for many reasons. I love the quiet contemplative beauty it brings. I love watching the vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges of October give way to the rusty browns of November. I love this whole season. And as I've gotten older, I've come to love and appreciate Thanksgiving even more as well.
So hello November. Nice to see you again.
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