I've decided...recently...that....as an idealist....I am a firm believer of making the most of everyday and finding purpose in the journey, not just looking to the destination. I personally think we mostly get to the "destination"...or that the "destination" is...us finding our way there and growing and learning on the journey. So....I've come to the realization that I have been really poor at adhering to my own ideals. And I'm really trying to change that. So...even though I hate the idea of heading back into winter...and long months of dreadful cold and snowy roads and hiding beneath my winter coat for months upon months....there actually is a lot to look forward to in winter. And I'm going to go out there and carve my pumpkin, drink my apple cider, spend time with friends and loved ones, frolic in the fallen leaves, wear a warm scarf as much as possible, go caroling, decorate the tree and enjoy it!!!
Along with that...I've been getting in the spirit with a little music...and I stumbled upon quite a gem in my email inbox today....
So apparently The Hotel Cafe has released this special Christmas/Winter album and part of the proceeds are going Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I am broke right now...yes, that broke that I didn't want to spend $9.99 on the whole album. But, I sampled all the tracks and they sound amazing...so as soon as I can, I'm going to buy the whole thing. BUT, "Winter Song" by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson is definitely speaking to my soul right now and fitting exactly in with my pledge to enjoy this season and make it full of meaning. You really should check it out...and support breast cancer research...double bonus.
I think this is a time for family and friends....so if I haven't seen you for a while...drop a line. I've probably been missing you.
I recorded some songs for Christmas last year and I'm going to try to put some of that music on facebook. So, you can go there to get in the spirit, too. yay.