There is No Hurry. We Shall Get There Some Day…

Quotes and Notes # 303, September 3

No hurry, the stream knows where it is going

No hurry, the stream knows where it is going

“By the time it came to the edge of the Forest the stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river, and, being grown-up, it did not run and jump and sparkle along as it used to do when it was younger, but moved more slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and said to itself, “There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
But all the little streams higher up in the forest went this way and that, quickly, eagerly, having so much to find out before it was too late.”—A.A.Milne, “The House at Pooh Corner”—

What a beautiful piece of writing that is. It contains a well-painted mental picture and a lesson.

Yes, many of us no longer “sparkle along” as we used to, but there is the benefit of knowing that we can see the direction. We can see the purpose, and we know that sooner or later, all will be well.

So sit back—reflect and meditate as you pack your worries in a box for the day—then forget where you put the box. It’s easy.

And don’t forget to share a smile with those you meet along the way.
Everything is going to be all right.
John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

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