We have all heard the saying “Patience is a virtue.”
When researching this a bit I saw the following explanation that I liked: “Patience is a virtue because it is developed through difficulties and troubles.”
Wiki Answers also had the following explanation that I was really able to relate to:
It’s only perspective… Patience, or any reaction/behavior, without instruction or planning, unfolding into a positive event that ‘one’ can NOT imagine or make happen with physical intention is also ‘luck’. Doing ‘nothing’ or ‘waiting for the correct moment’ can be the most difficult thing to do. Those that do it well… have a greater sense of Peace in appearance. It only seems from another perspective to a worthy quality. The truth is Patience is an illusion… Still waters run deep, and patient people break things when no one is looking. Virtue is something one envies in another and overlooks in themselves. ~Bruce Filmore Dunn
There are more times than not that I find myself thinking about how I lack in patience…
When parenting I find I have a hard time being patient with my little ones. It is hard feeling like a broken record and having them do exactly what you just told them (10 times) not to do!
When working on a project that I am excited about or when purchasing a car or house I find I lack patience. I have a very hard time with the “waiting” part of the process. I have discovered I (along with the rest of our society these days) have a need for instant gratification…I want it done now! 🙂
I just have to keep reminding myself (and you can do the same) that everything happens for a reason and will happen when it is supposed to. Although the waiting is hard to do, it is just a part of life and we must embrace it and make the best of it…or try what I do…distract yourself!!
So until next time…”Are we there YET?!” 🙂