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A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
-- Edward Bulwer-Lytton


Thursday, June 5, 2003

A little patience

A little patience can save you a lot of frustration and regret. Have patience with others, with yourself, with the way your life moves forward, and reap the benefits that patience can bring.

Many times, it can be far more effective to practice patience than to react in anger. Many times, patience will move you forward when frenzied effort will not. When you lash out at every turn of events, you spiral downward into a victim of your own circumstances. Yet when you make patience a part of your response, it keeps you in positive control.

Patience is not complicated or difficult to achieve. Simply step back, and take a few deep, relaxing breaths. Calmly know that you’re far better off being patiently in control than you are if you’re excitedly out of control. Reason, rather than scream. Think, investigate and consider, rather than jump to conclusions.

Have a little patience, and see that it can make all the difference in the world.

— Ralph Marston

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