Good things take time

Everything important in life takes time.
This week one of our missionaries Libby Wilcox, shared a thought with me – “𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆.”
It takes time – to learn a new language.
It takes time – to build new relationships.
It takes time – to listen.
It takes time – to talk.
It takes time – to graduate.
It takes time – to form a new habit.
It takes time – for a beautiful garden to blossom.
It takes time – to heal.
It takes time – to pray.
It takes time – to study the scriptures.
It takes time – to come to know Jesus Christ.
It takes time – to focus on things that matter most.
It’s taken time, precisely 36 days of the new year, to arrive at today.
Each of those days, Monic and I have tried harder to slow down and consider those things that matter most.
Talking, listening, encouraging, and sharing.
These things cannot be rushed, sometimes we fail.
They happen when we do things together, walk, travel, eat dinner, and by turning off any media so that we can focus on one another.
I invite you to be patient… meaning to actively wait and endure.
Take time to focus more on consistent and steady improvements in the way you work and in the way you live.
Slow and steady does win the race.
Remember Aesop’s fable of the Hare and the Tortoise.
The moral of the story is that you can be more successful by doing things slowly and steadily, by taking time, than by acting quickly and carelessly.
The race is not always to the swift.
What good things are you pursuing that take time?