Taming the Dragons
By Miss Huber
Donning sturdy armor, summoning courage and strength, taming the fierce and fiery dragons—sounds like a fairytale, doesn’t it? Michaelmas is such a magical time of year. Not only are the leaves beginning to change and the air is crisp, but it is during this time that we all need a little reminder of our inner light and strength.
Michaelmas, which occurs on September 29th, reminds us that we are entering a time of year when the days are growing colder, shorter, and darker. As we turn inward, we are faced with our own personal dragons now more than ever—worry, fear, jealousy, guilt, anger, grief, pain, (the list goes on!)—but if we summon the courage and strength, we can tame these dragons and keep our lights burning bright all through the cold, dark nights ahead.
And who says we must conquer these dragons alone? Taming the dragons within is not unique to anyone. We are all faced with an inner battle at some point in our lives, perhaps daily. The sooner we realize this, the sooner we can develop more compassion toward our fellow brothers and sisters. It is crucial that we strive toward having more patience, understanding, and compassion for those around us. You never know who might need the extra armor most, and in doing so, we sharpen our own blades and are able to confidently march into the darkness.
Obstacles and dragons will always be present but we can be strong for one another. How do we do this? Well, in the famous words of iconic jazz legend, Louis Armstrong…
When you’re smiling, keep on smiling,
The whole world smiles with you.
And when you’re laughing, keep on laughing,
The sun comes shining through.”
Be bold, radiate positivity, smile, laugh, give a hand, have courage for the truth.
Don’t be afraid to share your joy with the world. Alone you might be one spark in the night, but together we can set the world ablaze!
Love and light to you all,