The Gift Of Patience

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

— St. Augustine

As we recharge our run-down batteries this weekend, remember that patience is also a gift of time we can bring.

Patience. You’ll get it.

Especially when we’re tired there is a real temptation to be short with people, to not listen, to argue with our children, and to express our petty frustrations for all the world to hear. Agreed, there certainly are times to charge ahead, but a lack of patience with others over trivial matters rarely accomplishes anything. In fact, it may harm our relationships in spite of all that we’ve given to build them.

At those times, the gift of patience is a gift of time.

Plus, it’s the wise thing to do.

Today’s gift of time … Exhibited as much patience as a tired body could muster. Also played a little free rice to help feed the hungry. 

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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