"Patience is the 
        Key to Contentment."
                               - Mahomet
Patience Quotes: 
Everything comes gradually and at its appointed

Never think that God's delays are God's denials.
     Hold on, hold fast, hold out.  Patience is

                                                            - Buffon
There is no achievement that is not the result 
    of patient working and waiting.
                                                     - J. H. Holland

To know how to wait is the great secret of 
         - DeMaistre

Patience Affirmations:

I am a relaxed and patient person.

I am growing in patience daily.

I trust that all my needs are being beautifully
     and easily met today.

I am learning to let go and let God.

I am letting go of my need to control everyone
     and everything and experiencing great
     peace of mind.

Patience Questions:

What do I need to exercise my patience
      on today?   

What do I need to give up trying to
      control today?


"The Power of Patience"  

  "Above All, Be Merciful with Yourself"
                           M. J. Ryan
    "The longer I've pondered patience, the more I've 
come to see that impatience is actually a symptom of 

      If we expect ourselves and others to be perfect, 
if we expect subways and elevators and voice-mail 
systems to be flawless, then we will lose our patience 
every time some imperfection shows up; lost luggage,
blown timetables, rude waiters, cranky kids. 

      Conversely, the more we see life as messy and
unpredictable, and people as bumbling through life 
the best they can, the more patience we bring to the 
circumstances and people in our lives.

      But we can't do that unless we start with patience
 for ourselves, by treating ourselves with compassion
 for, and curiosity about, our foibles and failings. 

      If we expect perfection from ourselves, we become
rigid, inflexible, judgmental.  

      Even if we haven't lived up to our own standards,
we love and care for ourselves anyway, just as we are.

      The more love and mercy we shower on ourselves,
the more patience we'll have to flow over to the rest
of the imperfect people who populate this less than
perfect world."  
                                            M. J. Ryan

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     Try substituting "you" for "I" in the affirmations
to bless others, to picture all-good for them,  and 
to see them in a new light.

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      Have a peaceful day!  May the Lord grant you
all the desires of your heart!

Barbara Jean Olson

Copyright © 2005 by Barbara Jean Olson


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