"Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish."
Ah, yes. I was described by a friend today as "a sweet person who has problems".
I answered him that I don't have problems. I have schizophrenia.
I occasionally have challenges. I haven't had problems for years.
And the closer I get to a date that many people would dread, the fewer challenges I experience, the happier I am, the more anticipation for the future and a favorable outcome, the more patience I show, and the more peace I experience. That date is a court appearance in two weeks. I'll tell you all about it after it's over, but it's been going on since April 2009, and it's going to end on August 18, 2010 unless it's once again postponed.
I've had a lot of flak about this situation from presumably well meaning "friends" and family. It's something that couldn't be helped; I made a decision; and I think it was the right decision. Whether it was the right decision will be decided in two weeks. I must beg forbearance until then.
A fig tree cannot bear thorns.
By your fruits are you known.
Am I saying I'm a fruit? [wicked grin]