“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish”. ~ John Quincy Adams
This post’s title is inspired by my computer dilemmas that have made my usually enjoyable time spent blogging less than pleasant. In trying to determine why my blog loads so slowly, I’d removed background and header images but was disappointed to discover that made no difference. While being helped by the WP ‘Happiness Engineers’ (love that title!) one of the most puzzling aspects has been to learn my blog loads fine for others… which is a relief because I’ve been concerned my cherished readers have been struggling to read my posts on a slow-loading site. I’m careful to condense images. Even the cloud background is under 100KB!
Ah, computers. The Internet. Servers and load times. Trying to solve a mystery within a mysterious realm I barely comprehend. With ongoing puzzlement that my friends’ blogs load fine. Just my own is causing me grief. How odd is that? And where is the lesson for me, I wonder.
The silver lining is always there, so I am looking. I keep coming back to patience. In the forum discussions between the WP helpers with my techie hubby and me, when we have time on weekends or evenings, time keeps passing. Flying really, as it does.
Thank you for your patience during this time when my postings have slowed, and backgrounds and headers come and go as we try different things to help speed up this site. I adore all of you, my cherished readers, and intend to keep offering uplifting things to read. Please know that more regular posts are forthcoming. An assortment of posts has been collected as I work to determine what is causing the incredibly slow loads I’m struggling with.
I long to resume having fun here daily, sharing my stories in the hopes of bringing a smile to someone, and collecting suitable images to accompany. And while I wait, and wait, I’m forced to continue learning from that great teacher: Patience. Things happen. Delays force us to wait. And we can choose to breathe into it, and consciously release the stress being unconsciously held in tense muscles. Let go and let God, as the saying goes. Meditate with a smile on our face. And know that resolution will come. That is the fruit that strife offers: Patience and Faith.