“Humility is attentive patience.”           

–Simone Weil

It is difficult to keep one’s patience as time creeps on. But relenting or hurrying what requires time ends up putting us back where we were so we persist to get through to the other side safely and finally. Patience takes attention, discipline, and selflessness. Attention because impatience comes with distractions and the false promise of the short cut or the premature attainment of a goal short of the goal line. 

Read yesterday’s Thought. Thought of the Day (TOD) is selected by Rick Larios, Monday-Friday, minus public holidays and an arbitrarily chosen summer vacation. Saturday and Sunday, Stacey will be selecting TODs from the archives of past postings. Often, but not always, a comment comes with the quote. TOD originates as a personal email list-sharing and is further shared here with permission. A poem appears in full on Fridays; the copyright belongs to the poet and/or publisher. Buy poetry you like. It will be good for you, good for poets, and order from your local community bookstore and it will be good for them too.