The Gift of Patience.

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious

too greedy

or too impatient.

To dig for treasures

shows not only impatience

and greed

but lack of faith.

Patience, patience, patience

is what the sea teaches


and faith.

One should lie empty


choiceless as a beach

waiting for a . . .

gift from the sea"

Anne Morrow Lindbergh