Some things just can't be hurried.
When I had my hair short it looked okay the first couple days after it was cut. But in two weeks I looked like a shaggy dog. It seemed my hair grew an inch a month. I was sure that in a year I could get it into a pony tail but apparently not. It has been a year and a half and I can barely get it clipped backed without wisps working loose... So I figure at least another six months anyway. Hair is one of the thing that can't be hurried and if I want it long I have no choice but to be patient. I'm grateful for all the things in my life that have taught me patience.
Patience is something which must be learned and practiced. Embroidery was probably the very first thing that taught me patience... It has to be stitch by stitch and nothing can hurry it... stitch by stitch. I always love the rhythm of it.. It always calmed me and freed me of anxiety.
I really miss it.
My love of cooking is another exercise in patience. . Instant pots are all the rage now but I am not an instant pot gal. I like putting my ingredients together and putting them in the oven at a low heat and being rewarded with taste and flavor that just can't be hurried..... time and patience.
Of all my samplers on my walls my favorite is " Yard by yard, life is hard. Inch by inch it's a cinch." Time and patience. I enjoy the anticipation of waiting for something I saved, worked or wished for.
For me patience is perserverance and an attitude. Yesterday I was rewarded for patiently persuading DH for the last four months that we needed to sell the farm and downsize... Now he finally admits that it was indeed time so now we can move ahead with the process. But I had to admit I was running out of patience on this one... husbands just can't be hurried....at least mine can't!!!! Time and patience.
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