As we leave October and see the last of the leaves fall, November seems to be feel more of a mature month. A chance to reflect and remember what has been and what is happening in the world.
During October we have been lucky to work with other organisations, ran another successful Walk and Talk event and started planning for our 2019 goals as another month comes to an end.
As we wake up with possibly some hangovers from Halloween events or makeup remaining on our faces from the night before, have a cup of tea and ten minutes to think about what we can achieve this next month.
Remember, remember the 5th November
I’ve never been much of a fireworks expert but the UK goes crazy for them every year. Communities coming together for their local firework displays, families and friends grouping together to have private fireworks in their back gardens, or people like me that tend to stay in the warmth inside and keep our pets happy.
More importantly, there’s also Remembrance day, historic for a time to remember those who lost their lives during World War 1. In todays world there can be a political element to all this, suggesting it is glorifying the war rather than questioning why they all had to die. However, I choose to Remember those who died and thank them for my present life.
A month of reflection can be daunting, sometimes we choose not to reflect as it can be painful or frustrating. However, I encourage you to use this month to think about this year, our current society and how strong you are for getting up every morning.
Remembering our lessons, our mistakes, our choices can also benefit our lives and be good for the soul.
I’m going to Remember how far I have come in the last year and how far ECBC has developed. November will be involve our new campaign #AtAnyAge, new events and new book and film recommendations!
We are still here, we are always here.
Take care x