I had a number of things going on this week which captured my attention and held it hostage. I suddenly realized I had nothing prepared for my next blog. I came across some snippets of truisms and thought them worth sharing.
Patience is a theme that we are all working with these days. May we demonstrate patience with each other and with ourselves. May we cultivate this quality, and become masters of patience, even though we'd rather not.
The secret of patience is doing something else in the meantime.
You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass. - Timber Hawkeye
Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished. - Lao Tzu
You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.
Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians. - Chinese proverb
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. - Galileo
While global issues spiral out in worrisome ways, caterpillars are still transforming into butterflies, coffee still enchants us with its aroma, and the breeze still cools us off with a gentle touch. Let's not miss the everyday blessings that surround us and provide for us.
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