Today's quote is from my favorite American heroine, Abigail Adams.
She said: Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
I think I see determination and self-reliance lingering around her lips. Yet there is a wistfulness about her eyes as if she is staring off into the distance, into a future that she can catch glimpses of and sense what will come. Think of all the years she spent parted from her beloved John. What strength she had, what fortitude. She took care of their farm, raised and educated their children, dealt with illness and the hardships of the Revolutionary War.
And she did it all without our "modern conveniences." No cell-phone, no computer, no electricity, no microwave, no refrigerator or freezer, no heat or AC. The list of what she didn't have is long.
What she did have was ardor and diligence.
How well would we do if we were in her shoes? How diligent are you, strong is your ardor?