“Patience is not simply

the ability to wait –

it’s how we behave

while we’re waiting.”

— Joyce Meyer

waiting may be hard

being patient is harder

both worth practicing

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Mabel, rescued lab mix, and her new “Forever Friends” celebrate  “National Love Your Pet Day.” • Watercolor painting and “Patience” haiku by Mary O’Connor

© 2022

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