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Samhain is a Gaelic word meaning "summer's end". It marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of autumn and winter. Here in Colorado, we are watching the beautiful change in seasons as the green leaves turn to gold and red and eventually find their way to the ground where children and dogs alike play gleefully in the crunchy piles.
As a child I remember spending hours jumping in piles of leaves and playing hide and seek with my brothers. Fall was a very special time for me and it still is... just today as I was driving to work I was sitting in traffic and my car was under a huge tree that was dropping leaves all over. My car was covered by the time the traffic light turned green. I was a little sad to drive off and have the rainbow of nature blow away behind me.
What makes you happy this time of year? Where do you find those small moments of joy? What memories come up for you?
Here at The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, we think of this time of year as a time of giving, but we also believe it is a time to focus on our own well-being. What are you doing to take care of yourself? As I look around the city I see so many others in need. My daughter and I tend to spend these weeks and months creating RAK Bags for those we see in need. They contain basic necessities like water, an energy bar, hand warmers, new socks, new underwear, chapstick, tissues, hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, gloves, band-aids and an emergency blanket. Sometimes we change the items depending on what we find on sale or what is available.
If this kind of thing excites you, become a RAKtivist and share what you're doing with others who are working hard to make the world a better place. We invite you to share your stories, photos and videos here! I promise you, you'll be inspired.
Happy Samhain to you!