Tag Archives: patience

“Extas”

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo F. … Continue reading

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Someone Somewhere

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.  “ — Alexander Smith At any given moment, someone somewhere is smiling. At any given moment, a shut-in gets a visitor. At any given moment, a woman tries to be a little kinder. … Continue reading

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Long Term Investments

“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.” — Brian Tracy If immediate gratification for everything we do is the … Continue reading

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Those Old Shoes

“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” — William Shakespeare, Othello, 1604 That pair of comfortable old shoes you’ve had forever … … didn’t start out that way. At first, they probably pinched a … Continue reading

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Black Fades To Gray

“The years teach much which the days never knew.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson When you are angry or depressed, the world looks black. But hard as it is*, try to be patient. Get a good night’s sleep. Change your brain … Continue reading

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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. Especially when we’re tired there is a real temptation to be … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 339 – Giving Time For A Bamboo

“Actually, I’m an overnight success, but it took twenty years” — Monty Hall Bamboo can grow at a rate of two inches per hour. But the poor bamboo farmer has a problem. It may grow quickly, but bamboo takes a … Continue reading

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