cover photo Patience by Pete B
Patience is not simply the ability to wait –
its how we behave while we’re waiting.
– Joyce Meyer
When we were all just kids, our parents would often tell us or demand of us, “Patience, we will be there soon.” But even if we were of the age and could tell time, it still had no meaning, like the week before Christmas, which felt like a torturous month. But each time we asked, “Is Santa here yet?” patience was the word that filled the void of a proactive response. As adults, rather we are counting down the days to our long overdue vacation or for any other joyous pursuits, we often consider patience, as our only consolation
But patience has a darker side, sinister for its ability to hide, clever in its disguise, fooling us into believing, it is an attribute – that as an adult is no longer of good use – so we follow the drumbeat of Right Now, then years later we wonder how, still left standing at the start..
Do not stop its use… patience
But as we learn and teach ourselves to think bigger thoughts, imagine bigger dreams, and even though, there is a prize we are eyeing, capturing the prize becomes of small favor…. because redefining patience, and understanding the new definition, nourishes our inner peace – minimizing the need of instant gratification for the individual self.
Redefining patience, should be demonstrated in its use when spoken to our youth, “Be patient, here’s a good book,” or “Why don’t we draw,” so that they learn at an early age, that patience is not doing nothing, but actually taking steps to doing something great.
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