Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist)

Things seem to go so slowly for us at times, that we become very impatient and try to hurry them along—sometimes with great loss. As the seed in the soil needs moisture and nutrients, it also requires time. You can’t hurry its growth along without damaging the fruit. Life is like that, too. Successful living demands effort and lots of patience.

The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. (Ecclesiastes 7:8).