Posts tagged ‘patience’

September 4, 2014

It’s never too late to find love

An excerpt from an advice column in my local newspaper:

Dear XX: I, too, am 82 years old and have been single for 23 years. A little over a year ago, I became reacquainted with a wonderful gentleman I’d met at a church 40 years ago. We will be getting married this fall. Do not despair. There is always hope. — In Love in SoCal

When it comes to love, there is always hope. Stay open, always, and never give up the search.

August 26, 2014

Be patient, my dear, for the light will shine again

Thought for the moment, courtesy of Joan Anderson’s memoir The Second Journey:

Nothing worthwhile can be hurried — not the seasons, not birth or death, the coming of day, the moving into night; not a composition, a thought, a work of art, the form of a story. Patience is what makes each experience meaningful. Finding the time to be patient is what makes a life well lived.

Sometimes life hands you some real “lemons” of a moment. All you can do during these trying times is trust that the cycle of your experience will eventually swing back up into the positive again. Patience is key, but so is gentleness . . . gentleness with yourself, and with others, and with your heart, and with the hearts of others.

Life is ultimately circular in motion. What goes up must come down, but what goes down must come up again. Be patient; you will rise to the light again.

June 16, 2012

A new way to think about impatience

Following on the theme of my last post — i.e., that a slight change in punctuation within a word can give it a whole new meaning — consider this observation from from SARK in her book Make Your Creative Dreams Real:

Impatience can become I’M PATIENCE.

The next time you feel impatient, replace that thought or feeling with “I’m patient.”  I’ll bet this simple reflection will make your shoulders drop a a notch and your breath come a bit easier. 🙂