Thank You All for your Patience !

Hey fellow bloggers,

Just wanted to let you all know that eventually I am going to figure out all the “ins and outs” of blogging and to blog with you on a more regular basis on Terry’s blog site.  However, I have so much to learn about how to do things on wordpress  such as managing all my postings, how to edit things that I post when I make stupid mistakes and/or typos, how to import cool photos, videos and other neat graphics into my posts to make them more fun/intefesting, etc.  Just remember that as Terry indicated in several of his past posts to you that I am a bit “technology challenged.” Also, don’t know if this has something to my age or something else, but changes that occur in my life these days (either self-induced or beyond my control) are becoming more difficult for me to cope with and it will take me a bit longer than average to adjust to.

For all of you out there that have been regular followers of Terry’s Blogs and now mine….I will try to figure out how to set things up where I can begin to read and to respond back to the wonderful things that you share with other on your blogs.  I just haven’t been able to find the best way to do all this yet without becoming over-whelmed (remember I am technology challenged !)  Also, as I try to go through all of Terry’s automation files and to figure out how he had things set up on both his phone and personal computer, it is a big process for me and I territory that is that is a bit uncomfortable for me to try to figure out.   I know that Terry had way to be automatically notified about  your daily blog’s and had an efficient ways to provide timely comments back to you about what you have written on your sites and to respond back to comments that you may have made on his blogs.  Also, as Terry ‘s health diminished so quickly in the last few weeks of his life, his ability to write any more blogs, to read your blogs or to provide timely comments back became extremely limited, as a result he has a tremendous back log on emails on his accounts in the tens of thousands !  Needles to say…I will have my hands full for a while !

I will end this lengthy blog with a few  quotes about Patience for you to Ponder about:

Have a Great Weekend !  Love, Gary

Quotes About Patience


A.A. Milne

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Phooh
Cassandra Clare

“Patience, grasshopper,” said Maia. “Good things come to those who wait.”
“I always thought that was ‘Good things come to those who do the wave,'” said Simon. “No wonder I’ve been so confused all my life.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”
Paulo Coelho

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
Markus Zusak

“He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world.

She was the book thief without the words.

Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Lemony Snicket

“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid
Benjamin Franklin

“He that can have patience can have what he will.”
Benjamin Franklin
Geoffrey Chaucer

“Patience is a conquering virtue.”
Geoffrey Chaucer
Criss Jami

“To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms
“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy
Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Lewis Carroll

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
tags: patience
Fulton J. Sheen

“Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.”
Fulton J. Sheen
“Patience Is Not the Ability to Wait:
Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Leo Tolstoy

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
tags: patience, time
Margaret Atwood

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
Paulo Coelho

“Why is patience so important?”
“Because it makes us pay attention.”
Paulo Coelho
tags: patience
Rainer Maria Rilke

“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
Henri J.M. Nouwen

“A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen
tags: patience
Neil Gaiman

“Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time.”
Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys
Orson F. Whitney

“No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.”
Orson F. Whitney
“Prayer of an Anonymous Abbess:

Lord, thou knowest better than myself that I am growing older and will soon be old. Keep me from becoming too talkative, and especially from the unfortunate habit of thinking that I must say something on every subject and at every opportunity.

Release me from the idea that I must straighten out other peoples’ affairs. With my immense treasure of experience and wisdom, it seems a pity not to let everybody partake of it. But thou knowest, Lord, that in the end I will need a few friends.

Keep me from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point.

Grant me the patience to listen to the complaints of others; help me to endure them with charity. But seal my lips on my own aches and pains — they increase with the increasing years and my inclination to recount them is also increasing.

I will not ask thee for improved memory, only for a little more humility and less self-assurance when my own memory doesn’t agree with that of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be wrong.

Keep me reasonably gentle. I do not have the ambition to become a saint — it is so hard to live with some of them — but a harsh old person is one of the devil’s masterpieces.

Make me sympathetic without being sentimental, helpful but not bossy. Let me discover merits where I had not expected them, and talents in people whom I had not thought to possess any. And, Lord, give me the grace to tell them so.

Margot Benary-Isbert

Rainer Maria Rilke

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke

“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Masashi Kishimoto

“There’s no advantage to hurrying through life.” -Shikamaru Nara”
Masashi Kishimoto
Margaret Thatcher

“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”
Margaret Thatcher
Criss Jami

“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy
Sarah   Williams

“[The Old Astronomer to His Pupil]

Reach me down my Tycho Brahe, I would know him when we meet,
When I share my later science, sitting humbly at his feet;
He may know the law of all things, yet be ignorant of how
We are working to completion, working on from then to now.

Pray remember that I leave you all my theory complete,
Lacking only certain data for your adding, as is meet,
And remember men will scorn it, ’tis original and true,
And the obloquy of newness may fall bitterly on you.

But, my pupil, as my pupil you have learned the worth of scorn,
You have laughed with me at pity, we have joyed to be forlorn,
What for us are all distractions of men’s fellowship and smiles;
What for us the Goddess Pleasure with her meretricious smiles.

You may tell that German College that their honor comes too late,
But they must not waste repentance on the grizzly savant’s fate.
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

What, my boy, you are not weeping? You should save your eyes for sight;
You will need them, mine observer, yet for many another night.
I leave none but you, my pupil, unto whom my plans are known.
You ‘have none but me,’ you murmur, and I ‘leave you quite alone’?

Well then, kiss me, — since my mother left her blessing on my brow,
There has been a something wanting in my nature until now;
I can dimly comprehend it, — that I might have been more kind,
Might have cherished you more wisely, as the one I leave behind.

I ‘have never failed in kindness’? No, we lived too high for strife,–
Calmest coldness was the error which has crept into our life;
But your spirit is untainted, I can dedicate you still
To the service of our science: you will further it? you will!

There are certain calculations I should like to make with you,
To be sure that your deductions will be logical and true;
And remember, ‘Patience, Patience,’ is the watchword of a sage,
Not to-day nor yet to-morrow can complete a perfect age.

I have sown, like Tycho Brahe, that a greater man may reap;
But if none should do my reaping, ’twill disturb me in my sleep
So be careful and be faithful, though, like me, you leave no name;
See, my boy, that nothing turn you to the mere pursuit of fame.

I must say Good-bye, my pupil, for I cannot longer speak;
Draw the curtain back for Venus, ere my vision grows too weak:
It is strange the pearly planet should look red as fiery Mars,–
God will mercifully guide me on my way amongst the stars.”
Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse

Jenny Nimmo

“Waiting and hoping is a hard thing to do when you’ve already been waiting and hoping for almost as long as you can bear it.”
Jenny Nimmo, Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
tags: patience
“Patience gives your spouse permission to be human. It understands that everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time that they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the rough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under the pressure.”
Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare

52 thoughts on “Thank You All for your Patience !

  1. I think you’re going great so far. No one here will put pressure on you, so please don’t do it to yourself, because if you do you might find that blogging becomes a chore instead of something to enjoy. We have all been there.

    Keep a note of all the things you can’t figure out and just write a post about it, we’ll all help as best we can, assuming that is that we know the answer.

    I turned off e-mail notifications for all the blogs I follow, not being able to get to everyone used to stress me out, but now I just read when I can, not everyone can read every post and we all know this.

    Please don’t forget we’re here, yes this was Terry’s blog to start, but he made you a part of our lives too through his love for you, so I am really glad you have decided to carry on with it. Do not though let it get to you, make is yours and just do what you can, because that will be good enough for all of us : )

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    • Thanks for your support and advice. Yes, my goal is not to let blogging be something that would become stressful for me. I enjoy writing blogs on an impromptu basis when the moment feels write and I want to put some information out there to you all. I like to speak candidly and from my heart.


  2. Keep going, you are doing great, and as for “technology challenged ” welcome to the club, I am sure I am not the only one, if we were all honest, so personally I think its great you are posting what you post, we all need patience with our own posts also, so, have no fear, just enjoy what you are doing…………………


  3. Hi Gary, personally I think you are doing great with all of this blogging techno. Seriously, chill….don’t stress about it. If you stress about it, then it won’t become enjoyable. You have a great weekend. Hugs 🙂 x


  4. Take all the time you need, whenever you respond it will be welcomed. Love the Moliere and Margaret Thatcher quote (the latter I would wouldn’t I, we need another Margaret Thatcher type right now here in the UK). Look after yourself.


  5. You don’t seem so “tech-challenged” to us, Gary. You are doing a great job of keeping Terry’s blog going, and we all appreciate your efforts. He was special to so many here, and you are accepting the challenge to keep his memory alive. We hope that in some way, it is helping you with your own personal grief.


    • Yes…You hit it right on. It helped Terry especially when he was becoming very challenged with his cancer and having to try to remain positive in spite of all the physical difficulties and emotions that he had to go through and now it is helping me to find a way to cope with his loss and the voids that I feel. Fondly, Gary

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  6. You are progressing well with blogging Gary! The quotes were very meaningful. I am sure Terry’s presence was bigger and filled beyond what your RV could contain… the feeling of emptiness must be huge! Take your time… it is, and will be, easy for all of us to be patient with you! We all want the best for you. Lots of love and hugs!!!

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  7. Hello Gary
    There has been an awful lot on my plate these past few months and this is the first time I have visited Terry’s blog in a long time, but I had interacted with him for quite some time before that. I am Canadian, originally from Newfoundland now living in Alberta. Terry was a great inspiration and a comfort many times. I will miss him. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I feel like I know you a little, thanks to Terry’s writings. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers and I hope that getting to know some of Terry’s fellow bloggers and knowing the high esteem he was held in will help bring a measure of comfort to you.
    Take care,


    • Carol, I appreciate your kind words. Being able to keep an open dialogue with all of terry’s wonderful friends (and now mine out there) is very comforting to me and a tremendous way to keep moving on, despite the great void I often am feeling with the loss of Terry. Fondly, Gary

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  8. Gary, you are amazing and you are NOT technology challenged. Look at all the links and photos you posted! I can’t do that. So, no worries. I/we are just glad to hear from you. Thank you!


  9. Take your time, and step by step, Gary. There are WordPress courses that I found to be helpful. Also, your fellow bloggers are here to help you as well. I learned by trial and error and must admit there were a few frustrations along the way but my blogs are still here and that’s a good thing.


    • I’m getting there by trial and error. I’m kind of writing my blogs impromtu and not saving a whole series of them for another day. I kind of let my thoughts flow when something comes to mind. I am most excited about my selfies. I ‘ve been able to do them without any rehearsing ! I am just excited that i figured how to get them on the blog. I think Terry is up there in heaven shocked that I figured this out all by myself!

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  10. If you ever have a technical question or any questions about blogging do not hesitate to drop me a line! I’ve had a “busy” summer to say the least and haven’t been able to keep up with my buddy Terry and now I feel horrible about it after learning of his passing. I’ve followed Terry pretty much since I started blogging and considered him a friend. Always positive even under the direst circumstances, I admired and looked up to him with his attitude. Sorry for your loss, prayers, and glad you are keeping his legacy alive with his Spearfruit website.


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