Sunday, 9 November, 1828

I have in several instances neglected to discharge my duty in attending at the appointed time to some of my patients, which is a source of some disagreeable reflections to me today. How much better never to postpone that we have promised to do at a certain time, and it will require no more hours to attend to it on one day than on another, and when we fulfill our engagements at the stated time, we feel at ease. I look to my Creator for forgiveness and implore his assistance in my behalf that I may do otherwise hereafter.