🍎 September Reveals Exciting Happenings 🍎
I never really liked the month of September.
That is, until recently.
You see, I have always loved the summer. That carefree time when whatever you want to do, you do…Well, most everything😁
There’s no school, no meetings and no schedules to keep. The longer summer days give us more time to enjoy outdoor activities.
BUT…then comes September…”Serious” September~~
School begins, clubs resume and things seen to get serious again. It can be a scary and challenging time giving our stomach flutters and our stress levels go up. I think for me it’s always been the fear of the unknown that made me nervous about September. When I was a student questions like: "Will I like my teacher/professors? Will my teacher/professors like me? Will I do well in all of my subjects? Will I get on the hockey team, in the art club? etc. etc." These questions would make me very nervous as I anticipated what will be.
As a result, for me, September was a month of fearful anticipation of what the future would bring, until I started to enjoy the beauty of the month more. I’ve come to realize that September is a beautiful month. I just never took the time out of my busy schedule to recognized just how splendid it is. The weather in NY, where Dagger and I live, is pleasant. It’s still warm, but not as warm as the summer months. As the harvest season begins we Long Islanders take day trips to neighboring farms to pick apples and pumpkins. It’s a favorite fall activity along with eating grilled corn at a roadside farm stand. Most of the time, Dagger comes along enjoying the scenery on the east end of Long Island and even gets an apple just picked from the orchard for our trip home.
So, instead of concentrating on the fear I felt of what will be, I now focus on all of these new and exciting happenings, the beauty of the scenery and opportunities of what will be in store for us. As I let go and let things happen, over the years, the fear began to subside and the promise of tomorrow has opened up to so many positive happenings.
In fact, Dagger & I have two great Fundraising events coming up in September. And they both happen to be scheduled on the same day!!!
On Saturday, September 21st Dagger and I will be walking for
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at
Heckscher State Park~1 Heckscher State Park East Islip, New York 11730. (Please consider joining our team and walking with us...Dagger would LOVE it!!!! He'll plop himself on the ground for a belly rub 🐶😁) (Click the link below to join)
Dagger became a partner of St. Jude about 3 years ago.
It has been a wonderful partnership.
We love and support St Jude because:
🐶Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
🐶AND St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% when they first opened our doors to 80% today. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. To us, that's the ultimate!!!!
We are also Fundraising for Canine Companions for Independence's~Long Island Chapter DogFest. I’m a Northeast Board of Directors Member for CCI, Past LI Chapter President and a two time CCI Puppy Raiser. My family and I have been supporting CCI for years now. CCI provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities free of charge. It’s an absolutely wonderful organization 🐶 The LI DogFest will be taking place at:
Tanger Outlets Deer Park ~152 The Arches Cir ~Deer Park, NY 11729
If you would like to help me fundraise for either or both events click the links below:
For St. Jude:
For Canine Companions for Independence:
Whatever you do as you enter in the month of September,
enjoy and be safe!!! And enjoy and apple and an ear of corn on us!!!
Happy Tales to you,
A Place where I can Bark, Blog and Woof a Little
written by Yvonne Dagger