Diligence: constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
I have so many things, BIG THINGS, going on in my life right now, that I am afraid to make decisions, for fear I will make a wrong one. I don't have the luxury of taking my time with any particular one. Some times life for each of us happens slow, and that makes us impatient. Other times, life happens so fast, that we can't take time to make sure it is the right path to take. The things I have happening are not necessarily self-inflicted, but I want to make them a happy ending.
I can't control how fast things happen, but I can show diligence in making decisions. I want to be an example of good decision making under pressure. Just as piecing all the tiny pieces of fabric together in a planned pattern to make the top of a quilt, so to does life happen as we make good decisions. It may have taken me years to piece a quilt of only working on it once a month or every Friday Night when my kids were out on a date and I stayed up to wait for them to come home, but I have the memory of making that quilt and I put thought into its design. Plus, fabric pieces can be arranged in a multitude of patterns to make different quilt tops. Five-inch squares are all 5 inches square, but if you put all the dark colors in the middle and light colors on the outside, you can create a bouquet of wildflowers!