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!



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.


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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