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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Chapter 3, Page 7, Book 18

Adopt the pace of Nature; her secret is patience

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patiently waiting…

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

John Quincy Adams

As I sit here today I’m reminded there is yet another winter storm headed our way  and I’m looking forward to Spring when everything feels new again.

I’m not so sure that patience is what I’m feeling at all, but am sure that this winter will eventually pass and Spring will come again.  I just have to wait a little longer.

This coming weekend we will set out clocks ahead one hour as Daylight Savings Time returns.  The days are getting longer.  There are signs that Spring is coming.  But still we wait.

Our lives seem to be one big hurry up and wait.  The word wait means to expect or to look for.  If we hope for what we have not seen, we patiently wait for it.  

Spring will be worth the wait.  It’s like a reward for preserving all those cold days of winter.  

Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones.  When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace.  God is awake.

Victor Hugo


Debbie said...

I love the quote from Victor Hugo! I guess the anticipation of Spring will make it all worthwhile when it finally gets here.
Have a great Wednesday.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Spring has been teasing us here. We'll have a string of very warm days with nights cool enough for open windows, and then the temperatures drop again. We're even supposed to have a freeze tonight, but I hope not, because so many flowers and trees are already in bloom.

My mother used to have an embroidered hanging in her kitchen that showed a rising sun and the words, "This, too, shall pass." That's how I feel about cold weather. I hope you don't get too much snow. (But if you do, you can curl up and read a good book!)

jack69 said...

Yep, most of us humans have little patience, we are READY for SPRING, even in Florida! LOL


I like the first quote by Adams. "Spring will be worth the wait."