Patience is quiet hope and trust that things will turn out right. You wait without complaining. You are tolerant and accepting of difficulties and mistakes. You picture the end in the beginning and persevere to meet your goals. Patience is a commitment to the future.
Isn’t Patience a virtue that we all can be working on?! There are so many areas in our lives where we have the opportunity to practice patience. Driving is a big one- do you talk about the other people on the road while you’re driving? Are you someone that waves at other drivers? It’s actually more of a signal than a wave… Do you let others into your lane of traffic or do you get as close as you can to the car in front of you and never make eye contact? The road is certainly is great place to practice patience.
I like the sentence above that speaks to being tolerant and accepting of difficulties and mistakes- of others and our own…
What about setting goals? To often we get habitual in our patterns and more often than not we can find ourselves doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. (Insanity right!)
I love the garden as an analogy for us to learn from. First of all we have to have a goal for our garden- If our goal is to make homemade salsa, we cannot plant seeds for carrots, potatoes and watermelon. That just wouldn’t make sense right. First we must cultivate the garden, preparing the soil for seeds then after we plant the seeds, we must water, protect, feed, and maintain the garden. What would happen if we got impatient with our garden and dug up the seed to make sure it was growing? How would that affect the outcome? We must be sure to remove weeds and unwanted little creatures that may intentions of their own. All along the way we must exercise and practice patience and when we do, we yield a harvest of beautiful vegetables so that we can make our salsa.
Set Goals, Trust, Stay Positive, Do Your Best and Be Patient…