Thursday, February 23, 2012
I was ready the Daily Spark Today and came across the analogy and clincher of the story. What amazed me was that it took 41/2 years for the author to reach her goal. In a now-oriented world, that is a lifetime away (I haven't even been married that long) but it shows an excellent example of the benefits of patience:
The lessons I have learned on this journey are many. There are those things I can control. I can control the distance, the speed and the intensity of my runs. I can control the time of day I run. I can even control the route I run. However, the one thing I cannot control is the [number of pennies] I may or may not find on my runs. I have to have faith that by doing the things I need to do, I will eventually reach my goal regardless of the time involved.