Patience vs. Restlessness


Accepting a difficult situation without giving a deadline to remove it.


Patience in the home includes:


      Dealing with difficulties as character-building opportunities instead of seeking to solve the family problems by making more money.

      Being willing to make the most of a limited income.

      Giving up immediate wants if they do not help the family as a whole.

      Children being diligent to do their homework well even if the subject or teacher is difficult or unpleasant.


I will...


      change the things I can change and accept the things I can't.

      keep trying until I succeed.

      make the most of my spare time.

      not interrupt.

      not complain if I don't get my way.


Rewards of patience



One measure of maturity is how long one can wait between achievement and reward.



Hope is the anticipation of good things to come. It is an important ingredient to a happy life. The enjoyment of a thing is increased when one has waited a long time to receive it.


"Haste makes waste." - Common saying