I am only welcoming October because I have no choice. Besides happiness, love, laughter and peace I also am asking for good health. The September back-to-school cold/virus seems to have come and gone. It was the big kids who brought it home to the little kids and not everyone has actually gotten it so that means we must have done something right. Or else they just haven't had a turn yet. One never knows when we have little children around. I am tired of runny noses and it has only just begun. So even though I am not embracing October, I will welcome it and try to keep everyone healthy. I really did go through 2 big boxes of Kleenex last month, and Hubby and I haven't even had as much as a sniffle. That's a lot of Kleenex!