Monday, April 14, 2008

One stitch at a time this week, taken very patiently

“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern —it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that . . . one stitch at a time, taken patiently.”— Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oh, how I love this quote! It assures me that all these small projects I have undertaken eventually will flower. All it takes is patience (and some talent, I hope!).

The quote is quite appropriate today, especially. I am mending from an operation, and so I must take life patiently, one stitch at a time this week. Every once in a while God sends an email to illustrate the frailty of life, the preciousness of the day-to-day.

Stop! Look! Listen! And enjoy. It’s all about here and now, paying attention to what's important inside me, and in those I love.


Jennifer said...

Glad to have you back! What a lovely post and a good reminder for all of us!

Leigh said...

Nice thought.
You've sold me (that was about 36 years ago!)
Let's go somewhere.....when you're feeling a little stronger. We'll bring Bisbee with us, so he can drag you down the street.

stevesurf said...

Could that be material from Japan? Nice job; glad to see you are feeling better.

I will be expecting a patchwork cravate on my arrival next week ;)