Thursday, January 29, 2009

Useful rusty old tools


"It's funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox, full of shiny tools:

The saw of discernment,
the hammer of wisdom,
the sandpaper of patience.

But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty, bent old tools-

friendships,
prayer,
conscience,
honesty

- and said, "Do the best you can with these, they will have to do. And mostly, against all odds, they're enough."
-from "Travelling Mercies" by Anne Lamott

2 comments:

Candi said...

They are more than enough for me Barb. Thanks for sharing this.

.Macri.Photography. said...

wonderful post, as usual!

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