Olive Thanksgiving

Pre-Thanksgiving with baked veggies

*Nocturne in a Minor by Chad Lawson, added 22 Nov. 2020

Dear fall,

Life is sometimes terrifying, isn’t it? Maybe or maybe not because when we choose to embark on this journey of living our truth, things will never stop getting harder and harder. But in this world, there’s nothing more important than choosing to follow our truth. It’s where our soul belongs. Please never stop looking for it. And when we’re lucky enough to see it, take it and go. Be brave, be resilient.

Thanksgiving is the time to fall in love with autumn all over again, also the time for us to get out there and immerse ourselves into the beauty of nature with all those magical colors, and of course, the beauty of resilience. Thanksgiving is also the time to remind ourselves of the wonders of life. And thanksgiving is the time for us to cultivate the art of gratitude, the essence of a wholehearted living.

Pumpkin cake with almond frosting and pumpkin seeds
the essence of fall

Fall would not be able to exist without the changing colors of those flowers, the sweetness of a pumpkin pie, the warmth of a hot pumpkin spice latte, the coziness of those candles and the feelings of nostalgia. Nature is a great teacher. Sometimes, we don’t have to go far to learn something. We just need to pay more attention to the beauty of everything that surrounds us.

“See it, smell it, taste, it, and forget the time of day or year.
Autumn needs no clock or calendar,”

“There is a time in the last few days of
summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air,
and time is quiet and mellow”

“How beautifully leaves grow old. How
full of light and color are their last days,” at Pink Lake

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when
everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been
saving up all year for the grand finale.”

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead
has never watched them dancing on a windy day”

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves
are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re
falling in love with the ground”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gatineau park in fall, 7 oct. 19