I found this quote in an old post at The Common Room called Patterns. The whole post is worth reading. I've linked to it before, but I want to quote it again to remember it.
"A pattern should emerge in the weaving. Within the larger pattern of a whole life is the intricate design of the day... a precious wisdom has been gained when the rhythm in which body and soul best function is found.page 8, The Pace of a Hen, by Josephine Moffett Benton
...A woman at last discovers that love is the golden thread running throughout the pattern, binding all her seemingly disparate activities together. If she willingly accepts the slow pace and the seeming scatteredness of her years, her life will be blessed and give blessing."