Time and Patience

September 27, 2021

Imagination, Day 28

“Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”
― Fulton J. Sheen

Patience is to remain calm when solving a problem—to proceed at an easy pace as we react to any situation.

Sometimes we are tempted to hurry through a project or other task.

In my profession as a landscape gardener, I have a rule:

“If you get in a hurry, you will mess up.” (loosely translated from the vernacular).

This is a valid and important rule.

Sometimes things go wrong and I am usually able to say, “Well, I got in a hurry.”

We need patience in order to deal with anger, also

My friend Tommy Cobb once told me, “Anger uses up too much energy.”

And I find that to be true.

Patience is freedom.

But patience doesn’t come easy. It takes practice and time.

—john schulz

Published by John P.Schulz

I lost my vocal cords a while back due to throat cancer. The laryngectomy sent me on a quest to find and learn to use my new, altered voice. I am able to talk now with a really small and neat new prosthesis. My writing reflects what I have learned in my search for a voice. My site johnschulzauthor.com publishes a daily motivational quote and a personal comment. I write an article a week for my blog, johntheplantman.com which deals with a lot of the things that I do in the garden. I am also the author of Requiem for a Redneck and the new Redemption for a Redneck--novels portraying the lives and doings of folks around the north Georgia hills. I have an English Education degree from the University of Georgia and very happily married to the lovely Dekie Hicks. You may enjoy my daily Quotes and Notes at http://johnschulzauthor.com/

2 thoughts on “Time and Patience

  1. I am really enjoying your reflections. I find that if I try to hurry in the garden, it becomes a task instead of pleasure. I have to say, though, that if I go to the garden when I am angry, I really get a lot of weeding done:) and feel so much better after my garden therapy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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