Friday, April 30, 2010

patience

I know, it's a virtue. Something everyone needs in their life. I envy other people of it. I strive for it in my own life.
So often I fall short. I snap. I lose my temper. I discipline out of anger rather than love and teaching. I yell.

If it's something that's so important to our lives, why is it so hard to attain? I pray on a daily basis for patience. There are some days where my patience level is on high gear and I feel on top of the world.

Today is not one of those days, unfortunately. Today is a day where I would pay any price for just an ounce more of patience.

3 comments:

Me said...

I know how this is. It's HARD! I yell more than I'd like to admit and, like you, have good days and horrible days. I'm happy to say there are more and more days I'm able to just take a deep breath, get down on my knees and discipline nicely. Other days, I take a deep breath, pick them up, put them in their room, close the door and give myself some me time. Less and less I find myself yelling, but the yelling still happens a lot more than it should.

Keep up on it. I know you can do it!

Gledwood said...

I come from an impatient family: I'm impatient, my Dad's impatient... Some days I have been known to curse the water from the tap for not running out fast enough... then I turn it on full and get splashed in the face...

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

I know how you feel, some days I feel so impatient. Usually I feel that way most during a certain time of month, but it is hard to snap out of.

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