The Blessings that Come with Patience

“Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.” ~ Joseph Addison

I admire Addison, the great 18th century essayist, for his balanced, rational view of the world. And I certainly hope he’s right.

If he is, I am incredibly blessed. I just don’t realize it yet.

That’s not totally true. I have a comfortable roof over my head, warmth, food enough, family and friends who love me, and a venue for my words. I am blessed.

As for the rest of the “blessings” I’m working through (along with so many others), time will tell their real meaning.  I just must be patient!

 

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One of my trials is a missing post. On Friday I posted a quote by Nelson Mandela in honor of his life, and I can’t find it!  I remember writing it, so I’m not sure what happened.

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About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.
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