There are gifts for these daily temperatures running 10 to 15 degrees higher than normal. There is a bright side to the drought. Flowers ( that we have kept watered) are still blooming and thriving.
The skies are as clear and bright blue as any you have ever seen out west. And thanks to low humidity, my hair has not been frizzy in two months.
As hard as it is for me, because I truly love the fall, cold weather and boots and sweaters I am trying to live what I teach and live in the moment. So as I watch the apples drop to the ground because of the drought, and smell the smoke of the forests burning nearby I look for the good. It is still there you know, the good and it will be here no matter what.
So I look at the blue skies and remind myself to be grateful, we could be having floods. I feel the heat on my skin and remind myself that I have air conditioning. I am the healthiest I have been in years, I am grateful. And no matter how ugly and hateful people become with this election mess, there are still good, kind and honest people who live around me and across this country.
On this warm Sunday night in October, I pray you all blessings...of love, joy and kindness.
I pray that needs will be met and peace be with us all.