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.