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Patience

  • Posted on June 29, 2011 at 6:14 am

Elizabeth Coles Taylor

?”It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.”

– Elizabeth Taylor, “A Wreath of Roses”
(July 1912 – November 1975)

Patience is my toughest challenge, it always has been! I want what I want, now!

One time I got in the morning and decided I wanted to change my front porch. By noon it was framed and that evening I had the porch finished. It was completely painted the next day by noon.

I get a great sense of accomplishment when I complete projects. I love to tackle new things so I can have new learning experiences. I know that patience is a virtue but I want to to get there as quickly as possible.

I’m not sure if I were patient it would make any difference. I don’t believe if I had to wait to create a painting or a necklace and earring set or to finish a book in a month rather than a week it would make any difference to myself or anyone else.

According to scripture “Good things come to those who wait.”

But I prefer to be in charge and make it happen on my schedule. I believe I can experience more in life by challenging life rather than being patient for life to unfold on it’s own accord.

Choices

  • Posted on June 24, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Françoise Sagan

“Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus”

(June 21, 1935 – September 24, 2004)

real name Françoise Quoirez – was a French playwright, novelist, and screenwriter.

When I was in my teens, one of our neighbors said “you can fall in love with a rich man just as well with a poor man!”

Of course I didn’t pay attention and I think I even believed there was something more romantic about being poor and the challenges of working towards a common goal and achieving it together had great appeal for me personally.

And throughout my life I’ve made more than three times my age (supposedly the rule of thumb of success) and I’ve struggled just to get by when I was going through major health issues.

Françoise is right however, I do prefer to be driving a new sport scar rather than a ten year old sedan any day! I am not impressed with wealth, but have a great appreciation for what it can do.

The more we have, the more we can help others. The more we help others to learn how to take care of themselves, the more we lift others up to live the life they truly deserve.