Patience and good enough
Monday, June 14, 2010
I thought I had patience. I am the mother of 6 children. I have taught children's church classes and scouting skills. I have helped kindergartners to learn letters and other things both in my home and in the classroom. I have teenage children and I have been married for nearly 24 years. I think all of these things require patience. I can even make homemade bread with 2 rise times. I thought I was a patient person.
Before my son left he started an avocado growing in the kitchen windowsill. We did not have toothpicks so he set it on a small tin pie pan that he had cut the center out of. He did this so that his younger siblings could see it grow. It has sat there for over 2 months. I considered throwing it out last week because I could see not growth. I thought maybe the tooth picks were needed and we had not used them so maybe it was just not done right so it would not grow.
I had noticed this lack of growth when I was busy and I did not take the time to get rid of it. Then Sunday one of my kids noticed growth and called my attention to it.
I was thinking this morning about how I am making slow progress. I have a few behavior changes that I have made. The resulting change is slow and not very noticeable on the outside. I have noticed better blood sugar control and the scale has started to inch backwards.
I have been filtering the positive stuff out and paying attention to the negative stuff. Then I add negative stuff in my head. Not the way to get success really.
So I have been trying to pay attention to the good things people have been telling me and that I have been experiencing. I am just going to be patient and let the growth happen.