This weeks question is about PATIENCE and UNDERSTANDING. I think when we "mature" and grow intellectually is when a collection of thoughts and things we have learned can come together into an understanding. Or better, like this quote says:
"Some people think maturity is to do with age. In fact maturity are those who have learned from their mistakes, have a better vision in life and understanding."~Chee Vai Tang
Patience is best explained by the photo of the week:)
Now that said, in your life is a time when patience and understanding came into your life to teach you something?
For me it was this story-I'll try to keep it short.
About 12 years ago I was in an abusive, unhappy 4 year relationship. I just got my first computer. My boyfriend at the time use to leave me at home while he went out and cheated on me, drank with the boys and stayed out all night. I would go on the computer to some chat rooms.
I met this friend who lived 2000 miles away and we had a talk after getting to know each other a couple weeks.
He asked me a few questions--
"Are you happy?" he asked. "No" i say
"Is he a good father to your children?" my answer-"No."
"Well, I guess that's the choice you make." he said and told me to have a good night.
I couldn't sleep at all that night. OVER and OVER...."the choice I'm making, the choice I'm making. This is the life I'm choosing. What the? omg. I choose unhappiness and abuse. I choose someone to treat my children less than the precious human beings they are! omg....."
I left the jerk the VERY next day.
That man who asked the A-HA question without even knowing the reaction---he's my husband now:)
PLEASE watch this weeks video.. it is a great and humbling 4 minute video that embraces the concept of patience and understanding. You won't regret it!!