“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 this small projects I have started eventually will flower. All it takes is patience (and some talent, I hope!).
And how appropriate the quote is today, especially. In 2008, when I pondered the Oliver Wendell Holmes quote, I was home mending from an operation. Today there are still reasons for me to take life patiently, one stitch at a time this week.
Every once in a while God sends us an email (in the form of world tragedies, neighbors in calamity, economic messes, personal frustrations) to illustrate the frailty of life, the preciousness of the day-to-day.
Stop! Look! Listen! And enjoy. It’s all about right now, right here.