Time in a Fountain…


Lessons learned…like good things…often…come in small packages…case in point…
It was truthfully past time…but…this afternoon…thinking all chance of subfreezing temperatures was over…I decided to take the time and uncover the little water fountain…
So…the project I’d been dreading…took less than 10 minutes to accomplish…I had already reconnected the water hoses…the part that I really dreaded the most…disconnecting that Styrofoam thing…that protects the faucet from the cold…putting the splitter thing on…that allows me to use two hoses at the same time…getting it tight…albeit…crooked…then connecting the two water hoses…getting them tight…but…I digress…
Today…all I had to do was…remove the plastic…that covered the fountain…squirt it all out nicely with the hose…fit it all back together…fill it with water…plug it in…simple…
Except…the water was only coming out as a trickle…not the fountain it was supposed to make…
My first…frustrated…response…was…to take it all back apart…clean everything again…but…something…Bertha…of course…whispered…wait…give it some time…let it work it out…in its own way…in its own time
And…I did…I waited…maybe not so patiently…but…I waited…and surely enough…the trickle started to grow…until…it became a fountain…just as it knew all along that it would…
Bertha…reminds me…all too often…I tend to rush things…to take them all apart…try to fix them…when…all along…given some time…they’ll work out…in their own way…in their own time…
Jane

6 thoughts on “Time in a Fountain…

  1. Bertha amazes me. She is right though. I do the same thing – rush through life too much that I waste more time doing things the second time around. Patience is a virtue – one I need to acquire right now!

  2. Arlene…you are so funny…I didn't catch your joke at first…but…you are right…it is hard to develop patience…so…we just keep getting opportunities…LOL!

  3. Your notion that things will work out in their own time is one that will stay with me today. Thanks Jane, it is nice to stop by your blog today and say hello to you.

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