Today, I am thankful for patience.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The hardest thing about T's ordeal is that he doesn't understand what happened to him - the tiny tumor on his nose, the Monday morning surgery to remove the tumor, the annoying Elizabethan collar that he must wear for several days. And, because we can't explain the situation to him in proper canine language, T is rightly frustrated and depressed.
So, we urge patience. You must be patient, T. The wound will soon heal. Before you know it, we'll embark on new climbing and hiking adventures.
For this blessing, I am grateful.