Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tricks and Treats

Halloween has arrived and with it the fall temperatures that felt as if they had been skipped this year.   A time of costumes, candy, and in many cultures remembrance of those who have gone before us.  This year it seems the "trick" for me has been time.

Patience has never been my strength in life, yet it is a lesson that must be learned.  This year has been an ongoing lesson in that regard.  Time is a very tricky thing when you stop to think about it.  There are those moments where you find yourself staring at the clock, waiting for a bell to ring, a chime to sound, the signal that a preset period is over and time slows in your perception.  Then there are those moments when life is good, happiness surrounds you, joy fills your heart, conversation dances in your ears; the next thing you know time has flown by and hours have passed in short moments.   Time is a funny thing.

Over the past months time has been playing out this trick upon me, thus making the lesson of patience so much more frustrating.  Thinking back to trips that went too fast as compared to the days spent waiting for the phone to ring; it seems that it has been a year of tricks.  However, just as it is on Halloween, there are more treats to be retrieved, asked for, received with a few more knocks on doors.  Sometimes we forget to say thank you for all those treats in our lives, especially when we find ourselves so focused on the tricks that life has played.   

So this year for Halloween, learn the lessons from the tricks in life and know that those tricks are only temporary. Remember to say Thank you for all the treats- not just the ones you eat; keep knocking on doors with a smile on your face, and be open to treats that are still to come.  

Wishing everyone a safe Halloween full of sweet treats for the body and soul!