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Stuck in Frustration

“I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard in Either/Or I was looking for something else, and found this and said, “Yes!”  Lately … Continue reading

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Why Patience is Good

“We shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it.” ~ Abraham Lincoln, White House Speech, 11 April 1865 What a perfect example of what happens when we lack patience.  It reminded me of childhood gardening. … Continue reading

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The Most Difficult Virtue

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau   When life is throwing obstacles in my way, I find patience to be the hardest thing to hold on to. I do believe that things will eventually work … Continue reading

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The Blessings that Come with Patience

“Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.” ~ Joseph Addison I admire Addison, the great 18th century … Continue reading

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To Learn from Suffering

“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.” ~ Anne Morrow … Continue reading

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But, Miss? I Don’t Understand

“Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.” ~ Oswald Chambers Today’s title comes from a phrase I must hear about five times a week. In a good week. I … Continue reading

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But First We Need Patience

“Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” ~ St. Francis de Sales For the first time, I’m quoting the same person twice in as many days, but while I was thinking about calm yesterday, I thought, … Continue reading

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Stone Lion Reminders

“Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.” ~ David Mallet The two famous lions sitting outside New York Public Library’s glorious Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue at … Continue reading

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Past Wisdom on Wisdom

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.”~Molière Turmoil in the US.  Again. People are up in arms, some threatening violence, but most … Continue reading

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Give me Patience–NOW!

“All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.” ~ Thomas à Kempis When people tell me that patience is a virtue, I usually snap back, “Yeah, an overrated one!”  I must admit, patience is not my strong suit. Oddly, … Continue reading

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