It’s been a whirlwind of a Fall season with Halloween, the election and my birthday. Now Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but before I get to new holiday content, I want to reflect back on what’s been a good month so far! That’s a big deal, considering the impact of the pandemic, but it is true. Of all the months we’ve been home, November has been the most eventful, in a positive way. Now as I enter this new birth year, I’m looking forward to more of it, while practicing gratitude along the way.
Even in the most challenging of times, there’s always something we can be grateful for. Expressing that gratitude allows us to focus on the good. The one thing I’m most grateful for this year is the gift of time. While we’ve been forced to slow down and stay home, it’s been a blessing in disguise for our busy family, because it’s not often we’re able to soak up extra time together. Ultimately this has helped ground me and remind me of what’s most important, which is just what my soul needed.
Although trick or treating was cancelled this year, I think the candy scavenger hunt at home and a socially distanced visit from family helped make up for it!
Real life sized TY beanie babies made an appearance along with the cutest UPS pup….
Ready to deliver all the Halloween goodies!
We all missed out on our fair share of Canadian candy and time with our Canadian relatives, but I’m certain we’ll make up for it in a major way, when it’s deemed safe to do so.
My birthday is exactly one week after Halloween and my hubby and I were able to sneak away for the night for a mini staycation! Waking up to the remarkable news of the election was an exciting way to kick off my birthday celebration, with dinner in a restaurant for the first time since the pandemic began. We toasted to the new year and historical beginnings!
As a woman of color who values the lives of all other humans and firmly believes in equal rights for black Americans and all people of color, I could not be more relieved by the results of the election, with hope that much better days are ahead!
Returning home from our staycay, I was greeted with the sweetest homemade gluten free and dairy free chocolate cake, made by my mom and girls.
Which we enjoyed paired with this dairy free gluten free raspberry birthday cake cream tart, that I made for the special occasion. This was the such a good way to cap off the day!
Even though we didn’t get to celebrate Halloween and my birthday in a way that we’re used to, it was all very memorable and circles back to having gratitude. I am a firm believer that focusing on the positive helps keep us present and see the good in our lives. I also believe when we put positive affirmations out into the world, we set ourselves up for future wins and successes. Even in the midst of a pandemic, there is much to be grateful for, so let’s focus on that as we move into the final weeks of the year.
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