“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.