Be Patient & Listen In October.

Be Patient & Listen In October.

In October, Remember to.....Be Patient & Listen!

"Having known about and lived through the twelve month cycle of the Golden Rule Revolution for ten years now, I welcome October as the month to rest my weary soul. I see peaceful joy in the breathtakingly colorful autumn nature show outside my home and office. I love the sense of calm and quiet appreciation of beauty that I feel under the influence of 'Be Patient & Listen.'

This month's celebration color is Slow-down LAVENDER. Whenever I see the color LAVENDER I feel quieter, more tuned to listening, and more connected to those who pass through my day. Think about this especially when you are driving. The increasing statistics about 'Road Rage' are a terrible thing. On the road is a time to remember something a friend of mine once said, 'Help everyone that you can, and if you cannot help them, at least don’t hurt them.' Drive carefully this month, with caring and respect for others on the road with you.

Enjoy your leisurely stroll (or 'scroll') through our inspirations for October. Remember that there is a sparkling spectrum of color in every moment, in every person, and in every autumn leaf. Let the leaves remind you to enjoy the colors of each moment and to appreciate the treasure of 'moment jewels' that you will find when you are patient with yourself and listen to your heart.

I've often said that life is like a bag of M&M's. Life is moments and memories. October is a month to ask yourself, What's the worst that can happen if I don't do ..........? or Am I the only person who..........? or How bad can it be?'"

----- Elaine Stevens-Parke

Be Patient & Listen in October.

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's flight
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day -- On the fly?
When you ask "How are you?"
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done,
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
'Cause you never had time
To call and say "Hi"?

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away.

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.