So now on my desktop, you will find one of these images all year long. P A T I E N C E.
pa·tience (from Dictionary.com)[pey-shuh ns]
1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
2.an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner.
3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience.
4.( Cards chiefly British ) solitaire ( def 1 ) .
5.Also called patience dock. a European dock, Rumex patientia, of the buckwheat family, whose leaves are often used as a vegetable.
Yep, that is the word this year. It's already emblazoned on my dashboard in my car. I seem to have the most issues while driving.
I wonder what happened to the patience I had. Where did it go? As you age, do you lose it? I taught High School... no problem there. I seem to lose it most at home. Especially when the computer has a mind of it's own and decides it's smarter than I am. he he. oh yeah and then there is the darned "smart" phone....
So this year, I will become more patient. I will. Little steps. It's only day 4 of this new year and for the most part, I can see a change already. I will be patient as the weight I needed to lose 5 years ago takes it's good ol' time finding a new home. I will be patient with the drivers that dawdle when I am in a hurry. After all, an emergency on my part is probably caused by my own doing. I will be patient with slow service. However, Lubbock probably has the worst customer service I've seen. I think they know the nearest place "to go somewhere" else is 315 miles away in any one direction. I'll let you know how this progresses......
Did you set goals, make resolutions or have a new word this year?
Oh yeah, last year's word was organize. Did it. All but the garage...
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