Most of us don’t have enough, let alone some to spare.
I don’t talk much about patience. Mostly because I’m an impatient person and I have this crazy idea that if I don’t talk about, or don’t ask for more, it will be a non issue.
When I read this quote:
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I realized that nature is always in wait.
When the earth’s temperature is warm enough,
plants emerge from their winter hiding places and seeds sprout.
As the days shorten and temperatures drop,
the life-giving nutrients reverse their flow and leaves color, and die, and drop.
Nature is so much more complicated than all of that, I know….
But, as I sat on one park bench, looking across the way to another empty one, I realized I had passed a huge milestone in my life.
I’m becoming more patient.
Like nature, I’m learning to wait and let God set the pace and follow. At least that was true today.
And we can only live this life, one day at a time.
Patience. Waiting. Following.
It isn’t necessarily comfortable. But, it is more peaceful.
How about you? Do you struggle with patience or impatience?
What does your wrestling look like?
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Catch up on all that’s Extraordinary…
this week at An Extraordinary Day:
Here’s a rundown of this week’s posts…
- C.S. Lewis Quote…An Extraordinary Destiny :: The Week at a Glance 8/3
- How to have Endurance :: Joy Day!
- Create a Cute Laundry Room Skirt to Hide the Washer Shut-off & Dryer Vent :: The Makeover Continues!
- Encouraging Words :: “Don’t be troubled“
- The Laundry Room Makeover :: The Reveal!
It was another Extraordinary Week on the blog!
Saturday’s weekly wrap up began with my personal story and featured a beautiful quote and printable on hardship. Sunday began with Joy Day! and a few thoughts on endurance and running in this race called life. Then on Monday, I featured another glimpse into my laundry room and how I was able to hide the mechanical things we just don’t want to see. Wednesday I shared a printable with a scripture verse for encouragement. And Friday, after many posts, and a test of your patience, the laundry room makeover was finally revealed. And yes…it was entirely done by shopping my house. Yay!!!
Humbled and blessed
This week I was a guest on A Diamond in the Stuff and shared how to turn a vintage window nautical and then into a coastal photo frame. Be sure to pop over there and check it out and please leave Courtney a sweet comment!
On a Personal Note
I’ll just be frank with you. The posts this week were very time-consuming, it was a lot with the guest post, too. And pretty much I think they were my escape. I’m being very careful where I let my mind go. If not, I could freak out thinking about the uncertainty of the future and wondering and fretting over where I’ll be moving in just 28 days.
You’ll be happy to know I’m planning a number of posts so that even though I will be in the mess of packing, I’ll be able to write some posts and even have photos to go with them. Hopefully it will all work out. We’ll just have to wait and see. I guess we’re both going to learn patience on this leg of the journey. At the very least…I do hope you will graciously extend me an extra dose.
Maybe now is a good time to ask you this… if push comes to shove and I have limited time to share much on the blog, what is it that you most look forward to seeing? I might need a Plan A, a Plan B, and a Plan C. [grin]
So now that I’ve shared my week…please fill me in with what’s been happening with you.
Have you needed to exercise any patience this week?
Wishing you an Extraordinary weekend!
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