All good things come to those who wait? Absolutely, but I think you should be the judge of that!
I'm leaving the country to visit Cuba in a few weeks so I'm quite anxious, excited and a tad bit impatient. As I was packing a few days ago, I couldn't help but realize the importance of patience again, specially when there is something special to look forward to! My best friend used to say, "you're so calm and patient" but the truth is, I don't have a choice - in patience I found a way to love other things and to enjoy the journey and not always anticipate the destination or outcome. What if I don't like the destination? the outcome? the end result? At least I could look back and say "I enjoyed the journey, even if it required me to be still for a moment in time." More importantly, if someone or something is important to you, you will find and create the strength to be calm, specially over what holds importance and relevance to you.
And as we grow older and life throws you multiple curve balls, having patience becomes even more vital - so you always have to keep up with Patience no matter what! Oh yes, I should mention my grandmother's living with me ( a cute little old woman of 4'1 who has stage 5 Alzheimer's coupled with awkward mood swings) and when it comes to being the primary or secondary caregiver, PATIENCE IS KEY- specially when you want to keep your head in one place. Speaking of that, I hear her calling me! *inhales deeply*
So here is my mini list off the top of my head - enjoy!
1) Patience helps you avoid making impulsive decisions.
2) Patience helps you reflect on your own impulses and urges.
3) Patience helps you control feelings of greed and selfishness. Do you really, really need that promotion tomorrow? I didn't think so.
4) It's not only about being patient in life, but your attitude while you are patient. Remember that change is constant, so there is no point in getting all worked up about something. Your situation can change before you even blink. So embrace every experience and moment in life. The good, bad and ugly. It's a cliche of a saying, but it holds many truths. The truth always hold it's own truth.
5) Patience helps remind you that you are not always in control and you can't always have control - so have faith and replace anxiousness with prayer!
6) Patience helps teach you self-control and calmness
7) Frantic for no reason like a blowing leaf?? Patience teaches you humility.
8) Patience allows you to stop and smell the roses "literally" and then truly appreciate when you receive what you have been waiting for.
9) Patience teaches you that you can't always have what you want, when you want it so center yourself and appreciate what you do have right now. If you can't appreciate what you have now - you'll never value what the future has in store for you.
10) Patience truly is a VIRTUE! ( Cliche, but you know it's true)