When you get older, lack of pep is often mistaken for patience
R and R Sunday - Slow Down be Patient
Without patience, we get all stressed out and nothing flows smoothly.
It's difficult to slow down as the world races away, leaving us behind to wave off its churning cloud of dust? As we stand patiently watching the world shrink into the distance, it is time for us to revisit the value of this highly praised attribute, because at the rate we are running to keep up with the world, it can be easy to believe that we simply have no time for patience.
Impatience is like a disease. It starts with a single mutated cell, or aspect of our perception, and then spreads as far and wide in our minds as it can, until it has replaced contentment with stress, relaxation with unease, and joyful moments with others into miserable situations.
Patience is the ability to Slow Down. In this busy world it may seem contrary to our understanding, but there are benefits of patience that can make our lives better at any pace. Patience does force us to slow down while we are in a hurry. There are times when slowing down is exactly what is necessary for our peace of mind, for our safety, and simply for our own good.
Spring is very slow in coming our way here in Northern Ohio and w
e would be wise to take a lesson from nature and to realize that it is possible to live our lives too fast and ferociously, when in many instances slowing can deliver even more beautiful results
Lenten Tip for Today:
Take the time to realize that life is what we make of it, and that even when we slow down or stop, the rewards of patience outweigh any that are found in a continuous mad rush.
The pace of the world can be truly exhausting. It is a race that seems to move faster with every passing day, but it is also a world where patience and love are greatly needed. It is important to work hard and to strive for our best in all that we do, but it is equally important to recognize that there are times when slowing down is better for everyone.
I hope your Sunday is filled with lots of that good R and R and that you can slow down a bit today. I'm off to church as usual and will be praying for you all !