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Monday, December 14, 2020

Chapter 12, Page 14, 2020


It is very strange that the  years teach us patience 
 that the shorter our time the greater or capacity for waiting.

Elizabeth Taylor 

December 14th - have patience, the best is yet to come.



Patience  and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish

John Quincy Adams

Right now we are all waiting for Christmas.  And I see more than ever that time has made me more patient that when I was young.  I used to do so many things to get ready that I was in such a rush that I missed out on considering the real importance of the day.

I see my grandchildren all very excited and not patient at all for Christmas to come.  So compared to them Im very patient these days.

I no longer get in a turmoil over all that needs to be done in order to celebrate the day.  This year its doubly true. Theres not much at all to get excited about.  

My family, like many others wont be getting together.  The virus has everyone staying at home away from others these days. 

Patience is a virtue and can really improve our lives. It helps us to focus on our long term goals and develop a skill and a reputation for persistence.  

Patience is a way to practice kindness.  It helps us to calm down in the heat of the moment 

But it does not mean we just sit around and wait for good things to come to us.  Good things take effort, persistence and a great deal of work.  

Patience involves the ability to hold back for some future gain.  Excercisig patience can be compared to dieting or growing a garden.  Waiting is involved, but one has to have plan in place and work at that plan.

Just like aging a case of wine for several years need not mean withholding from wine all that time. Life may be to short to wait, but it is not to short for patience. 



Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Plautus


6 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

They say it's not how well you wait, but what you do while you are waiting. Good things come to those that wait.

jack69 said...

The visit as always was good. Yep patience and our ability to handle it gets easier as time passes. Acceptance is more sure now, BUT, but losing patience still slips in, even in an old man.
Love from Florida
Sherry & jack

Martha said...

As the saying goes, patience is a virtue.

Mevely317 said...

That quote by Elizabeth Taylor is a winner!
I'm not sure when it happened, but like you, I've become lots more patient. Perhaps, in the waiting, we've more 'stuff' to occupy our thoughts. Like the song I love, "Let it be, let it be, let it be. Ya, let it be."

Debbie said...

I still suffer anxiety at times, but notice that it is nothing like it used to be when I was younger. I realize there is nothing I can do as I wait for something...I might as well enjoy the days until I receive what I am waiting for. Love Elizabeth Taylor's quote! Have a wonderful week! Debbie xo

betty said...

I've learned to be more patient over the years :)

betty