Wisdom and patience are not complicated

Jack the Bear at Disneyland Downtown Disney Starbucks
The original owner of the teddy bear is managing Crohn’s disease


Couple days ago the pediatric gastroenterologist asked the young teen (13) if he exercises with his dad and vice versa.

Neither one really said much. Yet they both knew the progress slowly being made.

The Doc was led to believe that not much was happening, yet the father and son were okay with that.

The dad said that he ‘sets a great example’.

As the Doc began sharing the obvious benefits, the dad took a moment and simply said,

A tree doesn’t grow overnight.

The kid’s a seventh grader. His time will come.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.