It ran thin last night.
I'm feeling a little bit bad about it today.
There were a lot of churchy and missionarying and churchy things this week, ending with a drive to and from Omaha yesterday in a snowstorm.
So I was cranky.
Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast.
I wasn't so steadfast last night.
How can I go several weeks being cool as a clam and then...bam...be not so cool?
I think Patience is one of those life long processes....one step forward, two steps back.
Speaking of patience...I noticed that it got more difficult to manipulate photos on my blog about a month ago...what's up with that? Anyone else notice it?
Speaking of patience....for Meet My Camera lovers....Kris will be here the third week of April!! Anyone interested in unique family photos, silhouettes, or even hands on camera training, please contact her and schedule your own personal time slot. I know April is a couple of months away, but this should give us all plenty of time to get the perfect outfits! Be patient.
Google how to be patient and there are a lot of well meaning websites that profess to know the process and steps. I just had to laugh.
I once heard that I needed to stop praying for patience and instead, pray for instances to teach me patience.
Instances can stop coming my way. I obviously have a hard time learning new skills. :)
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."-Helen Keller
Did anyone ever have more authority to speak of patience then Helen Keller?
Loved this one by Leonard da Vinci-"Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind."
And the little wrongs too Leonard? I believe so.
It's all good. Did you know that a great night's sleep is the best medicine for patience.
Victor Hugo once said, "Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake."
Stop beating yourself up and try a good night sleep or a nap when your patience is running thin. HE is awake, turn it over to HIM.