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Wednesday, September 23, 2020


 With fall officially here, I start to think of all the projects I have to accomplish before the winter snows fly in Pennsylvania. I'm reminded of a phrase: “If you don’t have the time to do it right, when will you get the time to do it over?”

Everyone loves to finish his or her projects. Completing them gives you a feeling of self-confidence and personal joy. But sometimes I find myself rushing through chores, not enjoying the moment, but always thinking of the next thing that needs to be done after I’m finished with the work at hand.

I’ve learned my need to find closure with one chore, if done quickly, can sometimes lead to carelessness and can sometimes add more complications and time while I fix what I’ve done in haste.

My mother called it “patience.” And boy, oh boy, did she have patience with every task she accomplished. She was a perfectionist, but she never grew tired of performing at only her best.

This fall I’m going to try to be more patient even if I don’t accomplish my long list of “things to do.”

What fall tasks are on your list for October?  Whatever they are, I’m wishing you lots of patience to get them done!

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  1. It's so different to be in Tucson rather than the Oregon farm that it's hard to figure out what I might want for fall. We have talked of planting some fruit trees but don't know if we'll do it after such a dry summer with little monsoon rains.

    1. We tried apple trees here in PA, and I think our lack of "tree knowledge" was the problem. lol Best of luck with your choices. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. My grandmother used to say, "Haste makes waste." Apparently my mom tried shortcuts to get everything accomplished, and that's what Grandmother would tell her. Both women were able to get a lot done. I'm so slow lately I'm wondering how I'll ever get my tasks finished. Good post, Judy.

    1. I sometimes have to remember that I don't have to rush through life. But it's difficult to change. I also learned that it's okay if you don't get a task finished. However, how do you get it out of your head when you go to sleep at night? :-)

  3. I always say I never knew patience until I had a child. *g* Good luck with your holiday book!

    1. Oh, my. I do agree. Children teach you to have patience, but also they teach you how to be less selfish as you dedicate your time and energy on them. Thanks for stopping by.


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