It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, August 05, 2013

Chapter 8, Page 5, Book 13



Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. 
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

Hal Borland

Specially blended for patience and persistence...


Why is patience so important? Because it makes us pay attention.

Paulo Coelho


Patience helps us make the right decisions.  Without patience, we would have no experience....it is through experience that we learn.   Patience is something that has to be continuesly worked on.  Some things I can be more patient about than other things.  Patience can be looked at as a type of nurturing through a period of time which helps us learn more strength and endurance.  We learn discipline through patience also. Patience gives us time to learn forgiveness and teaches us humility.  

Trees grow slowly. You plant a seed for a tree and it takes a while to sprout and takes a while to grow to a decent size.

Grass and even plants, on the other hand, grow a lot faster. They sprout up quickly and sometimes you can even notice growth one day to the next. Grass shows persistence.  We mow it down, it grows right back up.  A tree, though it grows slowly, becomes a lot more sturdy and is able to withstand challenges that grass and plants can’t.


Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett

3 comments:

linda m said...

We can all use a little more patience. Blessings

jack69 said...

WOW, I have never heard that quote by Warren Buffet, how very true!!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I don't know if you believe this or not - but I just had a talk with my daughter yesterday about how important patience is. LOL
sandie