It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Chapter 6, Page 9, Book 16

Have patience, my friend, have patience;
      For Rome wasn't built in a day!
      You wear yourself out for nothing
      In many and many a way!
Why are you nervous and fretty
      When things do not move along fast;
      Why let yourself get excited
      Over things that will soon be past?
Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, Patience

June 9th -  Patience can be a struggle.

Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off. 

Author Unknown

Everyone struggles with some degree of impatience. We’re born with this trait.  Just think about a baby who wants milk in the middle of the night. The inborn reaction is to fuss at the first hint of discomfort and to keep at it until the need is met.    Kids test, parents correct, and patience isn’t just a virtue; it is the necessary quality of parenting.

The word patience can refer to both longsuffering and perseverance. Not giving up and yielding under pressure.  The very word can cause us to roll our eyes. That's because when we think of patience, we think of waiting. And we don't like to wait.  The truth is, we can't have patience without the waiting. But just because we're waiting doesn't necessarily mean we have patience. It's how we wait that's most important.  We need to wait with a good attitude.

 Patience is the ability to rest comfortably in the present moment.  Patience is being where we are. If things are not how we want them to be, we practice patience and do what we can with our time to build contentment. When others are behaving in ways that distress us, we practice patience with them. If they are not being patient, we practice patience for them.  Patience takes practice and practice makes perfect they say.

With love and patience, nothing is impossible. 


peggy said...

Not a strong spot for me. It's always "give me patience and I want it right now." Things go a lot better if you can be patient.

betty said...

It is indeed a virtue to be patient and also a skill that is developed over time. It is better though to be patient; it sure makes life easier not huffing and puffing when waiting for traffic lights, doctor appointments, etc.


jack69 said...

I think you found the body of patience in the quote by Mr. Unknown:
*****Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off. *****

I cannot remember a better statement on patience. GREAT find!

shortybear said...



this is the absolute truth. "Patience is the ability to rest comfortably in the present moment."