Today I didn't leave my parent's house. I only left the living room to use the bathroom or grab a drink or snack from the kitchen. My parents came and went, Glen visited as I napped, Elise arrived to spend the night. I was quiet & slow and the most content I have been in a long time. Content with my body. I practiced patience with my thoughts. I noted the subtle shifts in my body as thoughts drifted to and fro. Patience as I worked and reworked my beaded bracelet. Patience with my questioning mind. In a year that taught me so much, there was nothing more valuable than the lesson of patience.