This fortnight's virtue is Patience.
Is quiet hope and trust, expecting things to turn out all right. Patience is being calm and tolerant when difficult things happen. It means showing acceptance when you or others make mistakes. Patience is doing something now so later it will bear fruit, like planting a seed and waiting for it to grow. Patience is a commitment to the future.
WHY PRACTISE PATIENCE?
Without patience people want everything NOW. They complain when unpleasant things cannot be helped. They act mad when things don’t go their way. When people practise patience, they can wait without complaining. They forgive others and themselves for mistakes. They make the world a kinder, gentler place.
HOW DO YOU PRACTISE PATIENCE?
Practising patience is accepting things you cannot control, like the way other people act, or even an illness or handicap you have to live with. Patience is waiting without complaining. When you are patient, you show gentleness when you or others make mistakes. You set goals and persevere until your goals are won. You picture the end in the beginning. You know good things take time.
SIGNS OF SUCCESS
You are practising Patience when you……
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
John Quincy Adams
“I want patience and I want it now!”
“Patience and diligence, like faith, remove mountains."