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Patience is a Virtue.....acquire it.

Monday, January 21, 2013

This little quote is from my hubby(told to him by a friend years ago). Now, as I like to do when I don't understand something...I take it apart and look at all it's pieces, and then perhaps, I can begin to understand.
Look up the word... doesn't mean what I always thought it meant. If a woman was virtuous, she was a "good" woman who would never do anything "bad". That, in the strict sense is correct. But my point is, Virtue, in my dictionary means POWER. That's what the word means.
Think about that---that Patience is a POWER? WOW! That's awesome.
Co-incidentally (I jest...), that is exactly what I need to talk about this morning. I stepped on the scale and I have gained... .4 of a pound. :) ! this is where the patience comes in, and this is where in the past, I always got into trouble.
Here is the scenario: I'm getting ready to log in my weight. I start to think about "performance". Panic starts to set in, and I catch myself. "NO. NO......I'm in this regarless of what the scale says...remember?" I must repeat that line often: I'M IN THIS FOR LIFE, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE SCALE SAYS.
Because the fact is, our weight goes up and down. I have a graff to look at that shows my weight going up and down. Even when I was "doing everything according to plan".
So, the moral of this story is: BE PATIENT with yourself. Stick to your plan, and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up!
Keep Focused. We are in a battle for LIFE, and that's precious, so Keep Focused....that means ME...PJ.

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TATTER3 1/23/2013 6:51AM

    Like this!

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AKELAZ 1/22/2013 3:16AM

    Great blog Patipaj. *Patience is a tool* - LOVE it! An entirely new concept for me and one I need to embed in my mind - as you say, all too easy to fly off track in a panic. I need to learn that lesson - calm down and get on with it regardless of blips - large and small. For the moment what I have done to remind me is use your quote as a screen saver so I see it often.
Thanks so much for sharing all the knowledge you are acquiring along this journey.


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MSLZZY 1/21/2013 8:32PM

    Powerful message!

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PATIPAJ 1/21/2013 1:32PM

    Hi Evie4now,
Yeah, it's easy to say. But the trick is, catching ourselves when we are starting to go "off track". Then, we have to apply the patience. Oh what a glorious thing it is then. Patience is a tool. We must use ALL our tools, to get the job done.

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EVIE4NOW 1/21/2013 12:50PM

  IF I had a dollar for everytime I've said "Patience is a good virtue", I would be a very rich lady lol. Sometimes it's hard to practice but eventually it all works out. Good luck.
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