Planting Golden Seeds

Planting Golden Seeds

Planting Golden Seeds

NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY

 

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

 

                   ...Robert Frost
 
On the east coast of the United States, October is a golden month - a dazzling reflection of seeds sown, and a mysterious harbinger of things to come.  If, as Frost says, "nothing gold can stay", how can we as coaches help both our clients and ourselves?

  • Prepare for golden moments
  • Notice golden moments when they appear
  • Appreciate our golden moments
  • Savor the golden moments when they've gone

How do we as coaches become Johnny/Janie Goldenseed, knowing "nothing gold can stay" but certain that we have it within ourselves to prepare for, notice, appreciate and savor all the golden moments of our lives? 

  • When we cultivate optimism and happiness, we plant golden seeds.
  • When we care for/about others and ourselves, we plant golden seeds.
  • When we work and play hard, we plant golden seeds.
  • When we can see the opportunity in disappointment & misfortune, we plant golden seeds.
  • When we nurture relationships & create community, we plant golden seeds.
  • When we create mementos of golden moments, we plant golden seeds.

What would you like to add to this list?

Let's celebrate October by planting fields of golden seeds!