The name of today’s game is patience. Yes, it is almost a game when you’re being patient, or trying to be sometimes. It can be really challenging sometimes to be patient when all you want to do is just do it yourself or force them to understand, since clearly they’re not doing it right or getting what needs to be done. And when it’s their turn to be patient with us, we tend to forget the difficulty we had being patient with them.
So what’s the lesson in patience? The first lesson of patience is that it’s a universal thing, it’s not like saying I have a president and you have a king, or I like spicy food and you don’t, or I live in a house in a small city and you live in an apartment in a big city. It’s not something you can really pick and choose.
The other lesson is in having a lack of patience. Taking quick action is helpful sometimes, without the quick action of our emergency and rescue personnel there would be many more injuries and casualties than there are. But most situations that we deal with on a regular basis aren’t life and death, they’re things that can be given two extra minutes to really communicate things and work through confusion before taking decisive action or saying something that could bite you later.
Love is being patient with ourselves and with others because we know the rewards that come with that little extra hug, that extra minute and that extra care. Are you avoiding love and patience for a reason or have you experienced the benefits of them in your life?