I recently had one of those days that tried my patience.
Nothing turned out the way it was supposed to, but I kept reminding myself to be patient.
"Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you had in mind." ~David G. Allen
They say patience is a virtue and that good things come to those who wait!
Well, try telling that to your very impatient child who had his heart set on something, only to be very disappointed at the outcome.
"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." ~Jean Jacques Rousseau
Things take time, so be patient I tell him.
Take a cue from nature, I tell him.
"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." ~Lao Tzu
I've really enjoyed taking the month of January to reflect and think about The Ultimate List For 2014, and I hope you have too--to officially launch the beginning of the year with some resolutions that are quite doable.
But let's not forget the last one on the list:
#10 Forget doing 'more.'
"Just try your best."
Here's to a fabulous year of doing our best!
(I captured this spectacular sunrise early one morning last year. It looked like the sky was on fire!)