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Posts in the "Patience" category:
Life is filled with unexpected challenges. There is a lot to be enjoyed and discovered through it all especially when you learn how to float outside your comfort zone.
Sometimes life really is hard, but we diminish our difficulties by comparing them to somebody else’s. Then berate ourselves for feeling discouraged if we think our difficulties don’t “match up”. The truth is, life is hard for everyone, so we can’t compare the levels of difficulty.
Motherhood continues to humble me daily. Right when I think I have seen the biggest diaper blowout ever, my son decides to surprise me with yet another. Right when I think it can’t get any more disgusting, my son spits up while I’m bench pressing him. Show no fear!
Most of us tend to blame someone else when things go wrong. Like a child. For example, a child expects us to meet their every need, only to return the favor with whining or a tantrum when things don’t turn out just right. Don’t be upset-they love you more than anything!
Do you find yourself wanting for more conversation (or any conversation!) with your children when you ask the typical, “How was your day?” Find out how a few new sleuthing skills can enliven your relationships with your family.
Before I got married, I graduated from college and had a thrilling job. I traveled frequently. I had the time and means to do anything my heart desired. Why would things ever be different? After my first child, reality hit.
Let’s hypothetically say there’s a mom out there who struggles with patience. She decides to take on a stressful situation to develop MORE patience. Here is the experiment: a tea party themed birthday bash for a group of six-year-olds. And here are the results.
As any mother who has made a wise choice in a tense moment can recall, the confident feeling that follows is priceless.This book teaches how thoughts directly determine our actions; mantras can uplift our thoughts and allow us to act wisely.
California Mother of the Year 2012, Beverly Nelson, mothered 11 teenagers. She calls them “baby adults” and in this podcast, she and Caryn Payzant discuss the tactics she used to maintain patience and instill values in her teenagers.
If anyone wants to know what a place called “Wit’s End” looks like, just ask me. I go to visit there quite often. I guess the fact that life won’t seem to slow down doesn’t help. What do you do when you reach “Wit’s End”?
We all know patience is a virtue, but how many of us know what patience really is? I think there is a major misconception that patience is a passive word. However, the older I get the more I realize there is nothing passive about patience.