I Acquired the Virtue Known As Patience

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    More Than Just Time

    Patience is more than just time, it is a whole outlook that is to be relished. Have you ever been driving and some idiot passes you like you were going backward and then 2 or 3 miles down the road you see them pulled over by the cops or they have crashed. You just shake your head...
    tallandprettyone tallandprettyone
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 26, 2008

    Me = Job

    Ever since I was a kid my mother used to tell me I had the patience of Job. Now that I have started to Mediate I have adored having this sort of patience. I think that reading has helped me develop it more. I read a story in a book called "Don't sweat the small stuff" by Dr...
    curiousblogger curiousblogger
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2011

    A Good Name!

    Patience is a good name to have written across your heart. Patient people achieve more because they control urgent passions. Being patient means I get to think more before I act.
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2013


    There are many ways I have aquired the virtue known as patience over the years, but the first thing I was able to get past was sitting in traffic.  Here's the story... About 20 years ago, I left for work, a bit rushed, as usual.  Well, there was this big traffic jam on...
    HeavenBesideYou HeavenBesideYou
    41-45, F
    13 Responses Mar 24, 2008

    Patience Is A Virtue

    I believe that everytime I extend some moderately saint-like patience to others, it's like I am sharing a glimpse of God with those around me.
    CatGurll CatGurll
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2011

    Patience As A Way Of Healing

    I sit here looking out of my window - it has begun to rain and the wind is getting up. Usually on a Sunday I would be digging/working in the garden or going for a walk in the hills. I long to walk the hills in any weather. Right now I am focusing on strengthening my body...
    Feb 10, 2013

    I am quite patient to be honest.

    I think life is too rushed and too pressurised, and the weait for something is quite relaxing. Patience and perserverance go a lot better than badgering and giving up. I've found that with friends, getting people to talk and responding to people :) xD
    deleted deleted
    Dec 9, 2013

    Highly Sought After

    I was looking for the patience barrel for years, I was fully intent on submersing myself in it and soaking up as much patience as I could. But there is no barrel, no bucket or even a glass full. Patience is rare and when you find it you must hang onto it and use it wisely.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2011

    I can wait! It doesn't have to be right now!

    Being patient is not to let your passions run away with you. A cool head saves lives!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    Dec 3, 2014

    How Do You Do That?

    People often ask me that after seeing me in situations they would have lost it.  Working with clients who are out of control, crying children, irate co-workers or family members, slow cashiers, inconsiderate people and the list goes on and on.  I just wait, I'm in...
    rhettbuttler69 rhettbuttler69
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 5, 2009

    The Virtue I Have Known

    I have patience because I must I live my days feeling like I'm surrounded by idiots my only flaw to my virtue is the sin of Rage.
    DrakeKing DrakeKing
    22-25, M
    Nov 14, 2010

    It Depends For What

    generally I would be considered rather patient in most situations. but for one thing in particular, patience is lost quickly. loud, boisterous, screaming children in public dining areas - out with the patience within minutes. but then what, all I can do is politely...
    RavenLee RavenLee
    46-50, F
    Oct 8, 2009
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