Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~ Lao Tzu
A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else. ~ George Savile
Genius is the eternal patience. ~ Michelangelo
Patience…. the never-ending lesson. Most people I know have struggled to master this. Learning this lesson is hard, as in order to learn to master the art of patience, it requires a person to be subjected to multiple life situations that take time…. that force patience to come.
Whether the situation is relationships, conflict in countries, semester grades or a new job, it is hard to wait.
I have, and continue to work on the art of patience. I find that it is easier to be patient when I pause and take a moment to be thankful for all that I have, all that is going well in my life. When I am able to express gratitude for all that I have today, it is easier for me to endure the waiting as different life situations work themselves out for tomorrow.
Today, 88 days ’til 40, I am so thankful for so many things in my life – as I result, I can be patient as I wait for the little (or not so little) things to work themselves out – no matter what happens, I am thankful, and I am fortunate.