How often do we try to run ahead of what we know better?
How many times do we not let patience have its work?
We get uptight; we worry we won’t make deadlines; we may not reach our ‘goal’.
We let ourselves get overwhelmed in the moment, in the hour, in the day. Calmness evades us, no matter what we do. Rest eludes us, making us feel the strain and pull of life.
We need remember the instrument-maker. We need to know that we are delicately and purposefully made, fashioned to bear our song without a strain. We only destroy the music from within when we rush, seeking to get things done for the approval of others, or for fame, or for the world to take notice of us. We carry two (or more!) day’s burden on the day: today: the ‘present’ – the gift.
So, let’s not waste the gift of the fine instrument we have each been made to be. Remind yourself you are perfectly crafted to join the symphony of life around you, your strings perfectly tuned and tightened so your melody can fill the air. Don’t forget your song. Let patience have its work today!
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.