Friday, March 23, 2007

Waiting for a Train

When you are waiting for a train, don’t keep perpetually looking to see if it is coming. The time of its arrival is the business of the conductor, not yours. It will not come any sooner for all your nervous glances and your impatient pacing, and you will save strength if you will keep quiet. After we discover that the people who sit still on a long railroad journey reach that journey’s end at precisely the same time as those who “fuss” continually, we have a valuable piece of information which we should not fail to put to practical use.

...Anna C. Brackett (1836–1911), U.S. author. The Technique of Rest


Shandra said...

Yeah, But I still keep watching for that CCAA train. I would be happy to just hear the whistle gettng closer.

amy said...

great post! see you soon!

Donna said...

Hi Karen, it's Donna. Stopped by your site today. I like that quote a lot!
How much longer will your husband be deployed? I know you must miss him terribly. Happy anniversary, too.

Special K said...

Hi Donna! Thanks for checking in on us. Hubby should be home within a month. I totally can't wait!