Patience Is A Virtue
I have often said “Patience is a virtue… that I don’t possess.” HAHA
What is a virtue anyway? Dictionary.com says “–noun 1. moral excellence; goodness. 2. conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness. 3. a good or admirable quality.”
Let’s go with #3. So, patience is a good or admirable quality. Okay, I can agree with that, but it sure can be an extremely difficult quality to have.
I was about to restate the phrase, but then I thought – while I’m on Dictionary.com, I’m gonna check out the definition of patience… “–noun 1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like. 2. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay.”
Wow, WAIT is not part of the definition of patience – wow. To me being patient has always meant waiting for something (good or bad, but waiting nonetheless).
That just blew my entire blog topic today – haha. I was going to write about how it stinks to wait but we must not let it get to us (which I guess is where actual “patience” comes in). Hm, well I don’t know about you, but I just learned something new! Patience isn’t waiting. It’s how we handle the waiting. Now that I think about it, I guess that’s why people say please wait patiently. I just always translated patience into waiting. Interesting.
So loosely translated: Not getting bent out of shape when things don’t go your way is a good quality. Yes, I definitely can agree with that.
Guess I’ll save the topic of dealing with waiting for another Blog – grin.
Have a wonderful and patient week!