Dec 11: Patience and Tolerance

Patience and Tolerance

As the holiday approaches I find myself getting impatient much easier than any other time of the year. Driving seems so much more difficult as more people hit the road to go shopping and visiting. I have to call up all my patience to get through the aisles at the grocery store or a department store as people seem to walk around in a daze, staring at products or socializing with neighbors they haven’t spoken to all year. My grandkids seem overly rambunctious and my kids seem a bit testier.

I thank my HP for this program for I have tools to not create wreckage for myself and others. In the 12 and 12, on page 141 it says: Could we then foresee that troublesome people were to become our principal teachers of patience and tolerance? I see it every day. Now I ask if I can help someone find something they are looking for, I let people get in front of me on the road, and I hug my grandkids and children much tighter whispering to them I love you.

St. Francis de Sales said: Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering our own imperfection, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.