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The Sunshine Express
Serving Western Colorado
Published Monthly
1st Edition: August 2010
Publishers: KingDaddy & Moonstruck
PO Box 267
Norwood, CO 81423
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This Month¡¯s Contributors:
Karen Schafer - Life Columnist
Mark Looper - Life Columnist
Scott Rollins M.D. - Health Columnist
Sandy Lauzon - Health Columnist
Moonstruck - Columnist, Publisher
KingDaddy - Columnist, Publisher,
Editor
Calling All Angels!
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The Sunshine
Uplifting The Western Slope
patience, yeah, gotta have some patience, yeah, all it takes is
patience, just a little patience, is all you need.¡±
Happy March and welcome Spring! It¡¯s so good to see the
temperatures rising (especially at night) as that is a sure sign
that Winter has had it¡¯s say and it¡¯s time for rebirth and all of
the wonderful magical joys that come with the Spring sea-
son. Can you tell that we are excited? It¡¯s true, and not only
because the rivers have started melting and flowing and the
prairie dogs have woken up and started coming out to sun
themselves and play, but also because we know that inside
this edition of The Sunshine Express is a whole bunch of
magic as well. From the myriad events and concerts that are
happening in March to the exciting technology advances in
the news to the funny and love-filled words of inspiration
throughout the health, food and garden and nature pages,
you are bound to get excited too. Remember to spring your
clocks ahead an hour this month on March 9. Also, St Pat-
rick¡¯s Day is March 17 and the Spring Equinox, the first day
of Spring, is on March 20. Visit us online at WesternSlope-
News.com for all of the good news found here plus exclusive
features found only on the website. See us also on Facebook,
Twitter and Pinterest @SunshineXNews. Write to us with your
feedback, we love hearing from you. Have a most excellent
March and remember to be patient and smile. We love you!
- KingDaddy & Moonstruck
2014 March
Pg 2 - The Sunshine Express
Patience...
¡°Said, woman, take it slow
It¡¯ll work itself out fine
All we need is just a little patience¡±
¡®Patience¡¯ is a power ballad by American hard rock band Guns N¡¯ Roses, which appears on the album
G N¡¯ R Lies, and was released as a single in 1989. The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is
about a love that must wait, a cry for patience. ¡°I sit here on the stairs,¡± the song goes, ¡°¡¯Cause I¡¯d rather
be alone; If I can¡¯t have you right now, I¡¯ll wait, dear.¡± As the song progresses, frustration can be heard
building because, well, waiting is hard. Patience (or forbearing) is the level of endurance one can take
before negativity. It is one of those elusively slippery virtues that have been historically sought after
and are main foundational features of most religions. Patience and fortitude are prominent themes in
Judaism. Patience in God, it is said, will aid believers in finding the strength to be delivered from the
evils that are inherent in the physical life. In Buddhism, patience refers to not returning harm, rather
than merely enduring a difficult situation. It is the ability to control one¡¯s emotions even when being
criticized or attacked. Patience and forbearance is considered an essential virtue in Hinduism. Patience,
in Hindu philosophy, is the cheerful endurance of trying conditions and the consequence of one¡¯s action
and deeds (karma). It is also the capacity to wait, endure opposites - such as pain and pleasure, cold and
heat, sorrows and joys - calmly, without anxiety, and without a desire to seek revenge. In the Christian
religion, patience is one of the most valuable virtues of life. Increasing patience is viewed as the work of
the Holy Ghost in the Christian who has accepted the gift of salvation. Christianity states that we should
¡°be patient with all. See that no one returns evil for evil; rather, always seek what is good for each other
and for all.¡± (1 Thessalonians 5:14-15, NAB). The Bible urges Christians to be patient, and ¡°see how the
farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, until it receives the early and the late rains.¡± (James 5:7-
11, NAB). In Galatians, patience is listed as part of the ¡°fruit of the Spirit¡±: ¡°love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.¡± In
evolutionary psychology and in cognitive neuroscience, patience is studied as a decision-making prob-
lem, involving the choice of either a small reward in the short term, or a more valuable reward in the
long term. When given a choice, all animals, humans included, are inclined to favour short term over
long term rewards, despite the often greater benefits associated with long term rewards. In the end,
whatever the inspiration, it all leads to choice. Choosing to love someone requires choosing to be loving-
ly patient even when hurt. Choosing to follow your God demands choosing to be patient in the face of
adversity. Interacting with others forces many choices between negativity and patience. How do you re-
act? That, ultimately, is what life is all about. How do you react to life? Best advice, fight negativity with
all of your might and remember the words of the song, ¡°little patience, mm yeah, need a little patience,
yeah, just a little patience, yeah, some more patience, yeah, need some patience, yeah, could use some
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The silverhawk feather that graces our front page was chosen for it¡¯s significant spiritual
symbolism. Hawks are symbols of spirit, wisdom and power. The hawk is the messenger. It is
also about visionary power and guardianship, the hawk is very protective of the young in its
nest. It teaches us about providing for family and self. Hawk teaches us to be observant and to
pay attention to what we may overlook. This could mean a talent we don¡¯t use, a blessing for
which we haven¡¯t expressed gratitude, or a message from Spirit. The hawk has keen eyesight, it
is about opening our eyes and seeing that which is there to guide us. Hawk is also about new
beginnings and always moving forward along the correct path.
Beautiful Lone Cone Mountain stands
majestic above Norwood, Colorado,
home of The Sunshine Express.