Ms November 2012 Sunrae Suntzu

   One of the things I love most about November is that a lot of activities come to a halt and I get some rest and down time.  Halloween is a very big event with my family and we spend a lot of exhausting time with decorating, going to haunted houses, scary movies, parties and other activities.  The spooks and goblins of Halloween have been put in storage until next year and there are a few weeks left before the Christmas decorating and shopping begins.  As Will Durant once said "One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say."  For me November is a month of mostly doing nothing.
     When we think of the month of November, we have thoughts of Thanksgiving but there is a lot more to November than turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.   Many historical events took place in November, such as President Kennedy was assassinated on November 23, 1963. The end of World War I or Armistice Day was November 11, 1918. President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in November 1863.  President Lincoln made the Gettysburg address in November of 1863 and Election day is on the first Tuesday. 
     I hope everyone enjoys some rest and relaxation this month and will give thanks for your blessings.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I leave you with this poem taken from World Book Millennium:
          November woods are bare and still;
          November days are clear and bright;
          Each noon burns up the morning's chill,
          The morning's snow is gone by night..
Sunrae Suntzu - Ms November 2012