Monday, Sept. 19, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
The power of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing.
–– Blaise Pascal
The airplane kit is on the table in front of us. We have the glue, the little wooden pieces, and the instructions. We work for hours putting together each piece, step by step. A dab of glue here, a clamp there, maybe some rubber bands to hold the bigger pieces together. We work slowly, allowing the glue to set overnight, even though we want to see it fly right now. We follow each step in order, even though we think we know how to do it on our own. Patience is the most important asset we bring to this activity – the willingness to allow each step its own time and proper place.
After we’ve done all the careful work and waited till the glue is firm, we take it out for a trial flight. It soars!
So do we, when we allow ourselves time to learn each step of the way.
You are reading from the book:
Today’s Gift © 1985, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation