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Trust the process

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Trust the process

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NISD Family & Rattler Nation - There is a famous poem written by Edgar A. Guest that reads:

“I watched them tearing a building down, A gang of men in a busy town. With a ho-heave-ho and a lusty yell, They swung a beam, and the side wall fell. I asked the foreman: “Are these skilled--And the men you’d hire if you had to build?” He gave me a laugh and said: “No, indeed! Just common labor is all I need. I can wreck in a day or two What builders have taken a year to do.” And I thought to myself as I went my way, Which of these roles have I tried to play? Am I a builder who works with care Measuring life by a rule and square? Am I shaping my deeds to a well made Plan, Patiently doing the best I can? Or am I a wrecker, who walks the town Content with the labor of tearing down?”

The line from that poem that always hits me the most is this:

“I can wreck in a day or two What builders have taken a year to do.”

How true that is! It takes years to build something. Whether from the ground up or even trying to rebuild something that is already there... it takes time. It’s a process! But it takes very little time to tear down or destroy something that others have spent so long to carefully build. So, the question is... How do we spend our time...? Building others up...? Or tearing others down?

Remember two things:

It’s a process, and

We are ALL IN this TOGETHER!

Part 1 of 2... Stay tuned for more next week! #WeAreNavasota