Thank you for joining me in my third installment of my word of the week posts. Remember, if you post about the word of the week, please let me know. I have really enjoyed reading them.
This week's word of the week is ~Patience~.
It has been said that patience is a virtue. While I agree with this statement, I would also like to add that patience is hard work. I know I struggle with having patience everyday and I am sure most of you do too.
We have to learn to be patient from the minute we are born and it continues throughout our lives. It seems like it is a constant battle though. When it is winter, we cannot wait until spring. When it is summer we cannot wait until fall. When we are a kid we cannot wait to be an adult. When we become an adult we cannot wait to start our careers and then as we continue to work we cannot wait for retirement. It seems like all of our lives we are looking for something to end so that something better can start.
This is natural and I think it is good to have goals for our lives, but sometimes we need to rest in the moment. So many times in life we get so busy waiting for the future that we forget to enjoy the present. There will never be another January 23, 2011. When we think of it that way, maybe it will be easier to try to enjoy the day and not think about January 24, 2011.
We all need to work a little harder at being patient and enjoying the season that we are in. Every season has its good aspects and its bad aspects. We are all in different seasons of our lives and we never know when the season will change. So why not sit back and enjoy this time of life?
Everything in life seems instant. If we want to communicate with someone we can text them, e-mail them, or call them. Gone are the days when someone may not be home. We all carry our cell phones around with us everywhere we go. When we don't have it with us we feel lost. We can get our lunch and dinner almost instantly without having to get out of our car. We can watch any movie we want and not have to wait for it to be shown on television. I think in a lot of ways the world and its technology has made us impatient.
So in the week ahead try to find time for yourself and the ones you love. Alleviate all the distractions in your life and spend time talking, reading, or just resting. Try to enjoy the season of life you are in even when the kids are crying, the boss is yelling, or your back is hurting. Try to show patience with everyone and everything in your life. I think we will find that it makes everything seem a little better.
The picture I selected to represent patience is a picture of Parker. She is so patient and never gets upset when she isn't getting attention or when her brother and sister are playing too rough or taking her toys. She accepts attention and love when she gets it and never becomes impatient.
Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will come back as often as you can. Always remember, "The greatest prayer is patience."
All My Best,
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