Friday, February 3, 2012


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Patience is a door to which many have lost the key.

In this age of technology and immediacy, patience has become an antiquated virtue. How many nano-seconds do you wait for a program to load before starting to complain?  This is what it's like in our home:
Rhia pushes a button.
One nano-second later: "Dan, something's wrong with the computer."
Dan: "Wait a moment!"
Rhia: "Oh, it's fixed now."

Although it's so easy for us to adopt this warp-speed attitude, it's important that we slow down to enjoy the smile on our children's faces, the beauty of the sunset, the kindness of a neighbor, or the intricacy of nature. Without these, our lives quickly become unbalanced and out-of-whack.

There's so much joy available to us each day if we're patient enough to hang around to see it. So how about this; we keep our impatience for the computer and have bountiful patience for everything else.

Patience is a door to which
many have lost the key.


  1. Thank you, Sally, for your comment and encouragement.

  2. Great post and so necessary. When I was at the US Postal Service counter, countless people would apologize for looking through their purses or writing a check! It is true, we all want instant gratification (me included). Rhia, I see you like taking the same pics of yourself that I do of myself :) Looking over the glasses, three quarter profile :)

  3. Thank you so much for your comment, Janice. I bet you learned a lot about human behavior working where you did! You should write a book called A Lesson In Psychology from Behind the Counter. That's actually a good idea! In regard to the photo, I dislike having my photo taken and took this one on my iPhone...I needed the glasses to see the button otherwise I'd have taken them off. And the three quarter profile...doesn't it make you look thinner??

  4. This is a lovely piece. Thank you :)

  5. Thank you so much for your comment, Gaye. It's always great to get feedback...and especially when it's positive :)