Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Just a Little Patience

When I was a small child, my mother used to tell me over and over, "Patience is a virtue." Then, one day, upon passing a memorial statue in a town square I said, "Look mom, there's patience." Virtue, statue, it all sounded the same to me.

Unfortunately, I carried that unfamiliarity with this sanity-saving state of mind into adulthood. Then, I became a mother. Since the birth of my daughter, I've had a crash course in learning about patience and how to practice it.

Today I found this amusing little article over at CNN highlighting how to adopt this more graceful attitude. Not only will you be more pleasant to be around, but you'll probably lower your blood pressure, too. The article outlines how to go from road rager to Zen Mama in four easy steps.

Can't get it quite right the first time you try it? That's alright. Try again. "Practice makes perfect," my Mama always said.

5 comments:

Dawn said...

What a witty little article! Loved the writing. Since our move I have been so much more patient. My husband has lots of those nervous stories right now. Supporting a family with a new job in a new country can play with your nerves a little...
Thanks for the reminder to slow down and keep listening.

Maria Rose said...

What a great article! Always good to be reminded to relax a little.

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Ruth said...

Great article, I love it when someone can give me practical strategies for dealing with real life situations.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Great post - can't wait to check out the article!