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quote_patience seeing past the emotion

When I saw the daily prompt word, many thoughts came to mind that combined patience, compassion, empathy….  and then considered that if I considered myself to be patient on occasion, my family would argue loudly that it just isn’t so.

So, then I chose to look up the official definition of “patience” to see if I might ever qualify.

1. the quality of being patientas 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:

to have patience with a slow learner.
3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience.

In the work that I do, I try very hard to have patience with some of those I encounter because they need my compassion.  With others, there is arrogance or entitlement or other characteristics that set me ticking, but as I withhold my tongue, doesn’t that count as patience too?

If one of the definitions is perseverance, then there is a history of patience.  Some may call it perseverance (and have quite kindly); to others it is stubbornness to step aside.  Long-term histories with people and places, despite many ups and downs, is an endeavor to apply perseverance in the form of a long term commitment to continue moving forward.

Saying a brief prayer before my philanthropic meetings for patience and compassion is a commitment as well to try to be fully present for those in front of me struggling with many tests of faith and existence.  When I have been complemented on my patience and how I spoke with them, I have let them know that there are those at home who would disagree…..

We each have a certain amount of patience and it comes out at different times. For me, it may not be when I am driving, nor when the level of nonsense and untruth exceeds my barometer for tolerance of such things, yet it is there for making a dough or searching for just the right recipe.

There is patience in trying to learn or continually consider, through introspection and thought, how to improve the quality of my life or myself.  It has been a long time and I still have much to learn and have not given up that search.

Trying to bite my tongue when someone is upset, or will not be convinced of my merit if I try to explain, is a form of patience.  It is allowing the other person to continue to express their opinion whether I agree with it or not.  It is a commitment to keep moving forward with a relationship that is meaningful to me and hoping that in time all will continue to improve.

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there comes a time to be happy

It is harder to tell ourselves the things we can rationally understand, but struggle to fulfill.  Yet, we would tell a friend that while we cannot avoid anxiety and stress, good times and bad, or unfulfilled dreams or relationships, there are no wrong answers or half packages.  One choice brings another, and another, and whatever happens, you can survive because you are stronger than the pain you have endured and committed to finding joy on your own terms.

Surround yourself with people and ideas that make you smile.  It takes strength and great amounts of energy to persevere despite it all.  But you can, one step at a time, whenever you feel ready to proceed.   You can do this.

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hope to hope_samuel johnson

While looking for inspiration, I seem to be drawn to the concept of “hope” this week.  There is so much violence in the world and places where people live with a constant threat of terror.

A battle is not always fought on the ground or against a full-metal army.  Sometimes, it is within us.  It may be an ongoing struggle with physical or mental health.  Daily life is filled with frustrations and individual struggles.

Yet, we keep a faint flicker of hope that things will improve.  We pray for strength and find comfort in stories that reignite our faith in humanity.  For most of us, we want to be inspired.  We seek reminders that whether good, or bad, this too shall pass.

youre so hard on yourself_be proud

If you can find that spark of hope, a tiny sliver of optimism, in the midst of your trials and personal doubts, then you have a reason to keep going.  When you feel strong enough, share it with someone else.  There is a gratitude in giving and receiving empathy and kindness.  It is this reminder of our strength and perseverance that continues to give us hope when it seems hard to find.


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ParadoxicalCommandments-do good anyway

This has been one of my favorites for a long time. It is honest; it is not always easy to be kind to other people. Some people make it downright regrettable! But, we take the high road. If we can lead others by modeling empathetic behavior, maybe, they can learn. This concept also is a message for perseverance and the optimism that situations can change. There are those who do not appreciate empathy for anything more than a reflection of their narcissism. I don’t want to be a mirror for those who cannot see beyond themselves. However, being a refraction of someone else’s inner light and outward kindness suits me just fine.


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