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Use what talents you possess: The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
-- Henry Van Dyke
 

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Practice patience

People who cause you problems also give you something of real and lasting positive value. They provide you with the opportunity to practice and build your patience.

Patience is a profoundly powerful and useful thing to have. It can bring real value into your life in almost any situation.

With patience, you can achieve a thousand times more than what you could achieve without it. With patience, you can listen, learn, work and prosper instead of lashing out at every frustration.

Patience enables you to see and to experience rich treasures that you otherwise would have missed completely. Patience gives you the ability to forge deep and meaningful connections with others.

Practice patience, and you avoid costly careless mistakes. Live with patience, and you have the persistence to create great things.

Be truly thankful for each opportunity you receive to strengthen your patience. For it will surely bring new richness to your life.

— Ralph Marston

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