There are so many decorative carving patterns to create with a pumpkin - and to be ready for Halloween.
I'm not sure if some chance encounters are from another world but listen closely to the bus stop announcer (digital voice recording of course) but it sounds different each time I hear it - or it's the festive spirit or just my sensitivity to sounds.
Poems go well with seasonal changes and this one seems appropriate, today.
We often dream of unpleasant situations - ie.
being in a house that was haunting and no matter how hard you tried, you felt 'trapped'.
How has a recent dream affected how you felt the next day?
Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees....
Are we not better and at home
In dreamful Autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream...
~Ernest Dowson (1867–1900), "Autumnal"
When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou seest the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west,
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death's second self that seals up all in rest.
In me thou seest the glowing of such fire
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie
As the death-bed whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.
1) Patience helps you avoid making impulsive decisions.
2) Patience helps you reflect on your own impulses and urges.
3) Patience helps you control feelings of greed and selfishness. Do you really, really need that promotion tomorrow? I didn't think so.
4) It's not only about being patient in life, but your attitude while you are patient. Remember that change is constant, so there is no point in getting all worked up about something. Your situation can change before you even blink. So embrace every experience and moment in life. The good, bad and ugly. It's a cliche of a saying, but it holds many truths. The truth always hold it's own truth.
5) Patience helps remind you that you are not always in control and you can't always have control - so have faith and replace anxiousness with prayer!
6) Patience helps teach you self-control and calmness
7) Frantic for no reason like a blowing leaf?? Patience teaches you humility.
8) Patience allows you to stop and smell the roses "literally" and then truly appreciate when you receive what you have been waiting for.
9) Patience teaches you that you can't always have what you want, when you want it so center yourself and appreciate what you do have right now. If you can't appreciate what you have now - you'll never value what the future has in store for you. 10) Patience truly is a VIRTUE! ( Cliche, but you know it's true)
Yours Passionately, V.S. Atbay
Follow the de-stressing breathing technique in post:
Be bold like the autumnal colours and do something completely different today, like wearing bold colours; dying your hair the same golden colours as the autumn leaves; say something beautiful to someone today. Be bold, be different and let the autumnal colours be your inspiration!
When your day isn't going as planned, you should say to yourself: 'I've learnt something today that is helping me to realise, life isn't perfect; We all have days when we: exhausted; angry at something; frustrated; upset Then we have to: clear our thoughts and breathe deeply; relax; listen to some soothing music; and calm down. Daily de-stressing exercise:
Start with a 50 second - 1 minute breathing exercise that you
should try to do first thing in the morning.
Breathe in slowly (count up to 5 seconds)
Hold breath for 1 - 5 seconds
Breathe out slowly through the mouth for a duration of 1 - 5
Continue this exercise 5 times (try up to 10 times to increase
the length of time you do this exercise)