Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off.–Author Unknown
It is so hard to be patient.
You just want to get out and go. And sometimes you have to wait. Wait and be patient.
Sometimes there are things you just cannot control.
Like, for instance, the weather.
Like, for instance, deeper things than just the weather.
Sometimes you just need to sit back, take a few deep breaths, and smile.
Smile and count your blessings.
It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown–Author Unknown
That means it takes more effort to frown.
“Laughter is an instant vacation”–Milton Berle
Speaking of vacation, it looks like departure will not be till tomorrow.
Which is hard for an impatient person like me.
Which is why I just need to sit back and relax and be patient.
Why is it that I get impatient when I hear the word patience?
Because patience is a gem that has to be cut from the rough stone. People can accomplish things everyone else would call impossible with patience.
Only think, if Thomas Edison had not had the patience to find 9999 times that wouldn’t work, he would not have succeeded on the ten thousandth.
That would take a tremendous amount of patience.
Or if Anne Sullivan had not patiently spelled words onto Helen Keller’s hand for months, trying to communicate with her.
So many things hinge on patience. Even the simple things of life.
Waiting in line at the store does.
Driving down the road does.
Trying to work a very uncooperative computer does.
Sitting on a bus as an assistant to forty very talkative middle schoolers does.
Sitting around waiting for one more bad day of weather to clear up does.
Dear you, what things in life stretch your patience level?
That’s why we go through these things.
Because “a man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.”-George Savile
Which is what I am trying to remember now!
Which is why I am trying to count down the hours!