“Count is all joy” is one of my favorite biblical quotes (James 1:2) because it’s so not in my nature to think on the bright side or to think of the glass as half-full. You’ve read Aesop’s fable of The Tortoise and the Hare, right? Well, I’ve always been the tortoise; things just seem to take a long time to happen in my life and I have to motivate myself daily to continue. And of course, that is easier said than done. While a lot of great opportunities are happening in my life right now, I count the good, the bad, the waiting, and the persevering, as JOY! I have to, or I’ll never enjoy this journey I’m on. Do you have a verse that motivates you to keep going? In your own personal journey, are you the tortoise or the hare, or some kind of cute animal in between?