Fall is here, at least for a little while. I’m sure we have a few more 90 degree days left before November, but there’s definitely a Fall chill in the air today.
So my first happy thing:
The next happy thing is that I bought a Leaves candle AND a Leaves plug-in air freshener from Bath and Body Works a few weeks ago (I had to buy it before they sold out!) and I somehow managed to hold off using them until yesterday. So now my apartment smells wonderfully Fall. (If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know I have a little love affair each fall with the Leaves candle from Bath and Body Works. Once I even went to a B&BW three hours from here (I was on my way to VA- I’m not that crazy…) because the stores here were sold out of them.)
The last happy thing is this quote from the Holy Father, with which I’m going to leave you. It’s happy because:
1) sometimes I get really caught up about how depressing our world is. We’re not living in a pretty time, folks, and what makes it more depressing is that many people are apathetic and/or clueless. This quote makes me feel better.
2) I love the Pope. And I’m going to be in his city in 26 days!
Dear friends, may no adversity paralyze you.
Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness.
The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith,
His name will continue to resound throughout the world.
-Pope Benedict, World Youth Day Prayer Vigil
20 August 2011