And then I read this: "My failure to love is first a failure to be grateful for who people are right now. And my impatience is a result of my unthankfulness." (When You're Finding It Hard to be Patient) A blog I read daily, this particular post was the shot in the arm I needed today.
Today - a very ordinary, routine, regular kind of day. Love is patient.
Because love is grateful.
Grateful for the child who, despite her unwillingness to eat her breakfast, greeted me this morning with a smile and a cheery "Hi mama!"
Thankful for the husband who offered to stay home since I was not feeling well.
Appreciative of the days of good health I enjoy, and even the days when I'm not well ... for it means I am alive!
Today's extraordinary moment comes in this: Love is patient... because love is grateful.