If you garden, you may realize how many lessons really can be learned just by gardening – or, maybe it’s me and this is a custom made path I’m down?

Doesn’t matter, really.  Patience is a very clear lesson I’m going through – not your typical outward patience, but more of the inner kind.  Walking side by side is the anti-patience… Discouragement.

Discouragement can come from many different areas… discouragement over your parenting – not seeing results in your children.  Discouragement in your job – working hard, fine tuning your talents only to be taken for granted.  There are many ways discouragement rears its’ head, but the bottom line is that it comes to rob you of patience – to make you take your eye off the prize.