What October Brings

Along with the colorful leaves, welcomed chill in the October air, pumpkin spice, candy corn, and everything Halloween related, we must remain cautiously aware of our health crisis. Sadly, with the infection and death rates rising, this is surely not the time to let our collective guards down. Six months later, the threat remains the same and the state of the world hasn’t changed much.

With that being said, the majority of us have become more adept at compartmentalizing and making the necessary adjustments for ourselves, our families, and our careers. Each new day provides opportunities to forge ahead while finding joy in the small things. Celebrate every accomplishment–no matter how small. Choosing to remain positive above all else leaves no room for negativity in your life.

Fire prevention and safety week begins October 9. If you haven’t already, this is the perfect time to ensure you have at least one fire extinguisher in your home that’s easily accessible. Also, make sure you install fresh batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It wouldn’t hurt to create a fire evacuation plan for your family also.

Lastly, let’s continue to exercise the same care and vigilance that we have had these past six months because along with COVID-19, flu season is upon us as well. October’s arrival is poignant and lets us know we’ll soon be celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas because as survivors of this pandemic, we’re truly grateful to still be here.

Published by Author - Charles R. Butts Jr.

Entertaining and provoking thought within his readers are the main hopes former U.S. Army soldier & thirty-three year U.S. Postal Service employee Charles R. Butts Jr. has when it comes to the creation and release of his work. When he’s not reading or writing, Charles enjoys spending time with Shawanda, his wife of twenty-five years, his children Amber and Trey, and his grandchildren. He recognizes Langston Hughes, Walter Mosley, and James Baldwin as highly notable influences in the literary world.

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