519: Ode to Patience….sort of


Patience is a virtue.

I am not virtuous.

I learned years ago (decades, even) never, ever, never to pray for patience.

God gives you patience…..in giving you opportunities to practice it. You learn it because you have to learn it, or go mad.

When I want something, I am not much interested in waiting patiently for it.

I want it NOW, dammit.


Life is short, you know? Why wait on something you want?

What I have learned (at great cost) is that sometimes, often, waiting for what you want makes it infinitely sweeter than getting it right away. It makes you think about it, consider it, appreciate it more, anticipate it, savor it, revel in it, immerse in it. It allows the desire to swell, grow, ripen to full flower. Waiting for the object of your desire makes it so much better.

Still does not mean I like it.




2 thoughts on “519: Ode to Patience….sort of

  1. Thats a great way to look at patience. Amazing post.

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