Patience, do you have it? What makes you lose your patience and what or who have you been the most patient for? Patience may be the noblest of all qualities and traits and it's hard to come by. But if you pay the cost, you could recieve it in abundance. Patience will allow you to make the right choice in crucial situations and keep you from making mistakes that will haunt you for the rest of your life. Is there anything that's worth losing your patience over?
That's a tricky question, one which the answer invariably depends on the individual and their moral framework and it's a question I can't say I have the answer for. I do know that many trajedies have happened because folks have lost all patience with one another or whatever they're dealing with.
I do know that my patience has been tried over and over in the past, during the present, and I'm quite sure it will be in the future. There have been situations in which I haven't displayed patience at all and it's worked out for me and there have been times where patience was the one thing I've needed most and I've had none. Through it all, that crucible has enabled me to build up the type of patience that I need to walk through life with my head up and in a dignified manner. With all my failed tests of patience, I've learned to walk away or keep my mouth closed when a similar test has presented itself later down the line.
And there will be more test because life is full of them and no test comes with just one question! So when you feel tested, beware and be prepared because more will come.
The calm that comes from being patient has enabled me to speak my mind eloquently in volatile situations, yet get my point across without escalating the issue. That very same calm has allowed me to walk and sometimes simply stand in the midst of the storm when I can no longer push through as if it's effortless to those on the outside, when I know on the inside that I'm holding on for dear life. I don't have all the answers, and I dont know what patience will do for you. But what I do know is that with it, I can be that strong, calm, thougtful man that my grandmother raised me to be. And as long as I can do that, the rest will fall into place. So until then, with whatever comes my way I'll remain calm and I'll practice patience.