Adventures of an empty nester mom

Practicing patience

“Patience is a virtue”

The saying – “patience is a virtuecomes from the poem called Piers Plowman, created in 1360 – 1387. The original author of the quote is William Langland. Patience may have been a virtue back in the 14th century when there were no smartphones, internet, planes, email and so on. (Wiki)

I’m practicing patience daily. I remind myself to stop, breathe deeply, and pause before I get upset, quick-tempered (mostly with drivers), and criticize the construction workers that begin at 7:00 am on the dot! I know ‘life happens’ and people are harried; I know people must get places, and I know it’s their work. If people would focus on their tasks, put down the devices, drive the trucks mostly forward rather than backwards (beep beep beep), be present, life would be a dream, Sha boom, Sha boom.

I choose to grow bright flowers! (Inhale, exhale)

Choose happy, content, and peace. And choose compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and forgiveness (of self and others.)



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By AlohaDenise

I adore my family and friends, meeting new people, travel, food (Gluten-Free please), and belly-laughing. My mantra is HAVE FUN EVERY DAY. I've lived in five US states and two foreign countries. I am grateful, blessed and adventurous. I like to do NDBs (never done before.) I enjoy sharing my creative Empty Nester life.

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