To get what you love, you must first be patient with what you hate.

Imam Al-Ghazali

It takes strength of character to practice patience. And practicing patience is what we do

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June 29, 2021

The benefits of patience:

Researchers have discovered that people exhibiting the rare trait of patience made more progress toward their goals and were more satisfied when they achieved them (particularly if those goals were difficult) compared with less patient people. 

Other research also found that patient people tend to experience less depression and negative emotions and can cope better with stressful situations. Additionally, they feel more gratitude, more connection to others, and experience a greater sense of abundance.

Romans 15:1-2 TPT

“Now, those who are mature in their faith can easily be recognized, for they don’t live to please themselves but have learned to patiently embrace others in their immaturity. Our goal must be to empower others to do what is right and good for them, and to bring them into spiritual maturity.”

May 14, 2021:

My daughter Carly sent me this text this morning just prior to her weekly 45 minute drive from Seattle to our house, where we babysit her 3 1/2 year old son Julio while she works online:

Julio said, “I’m just excited to BE at grandma and grandpa’s house, but not to drive there.”

May 17, 2021

“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”   (Warren Buffett)