The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”

― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
Patience when teased is often transformed into rage.😡
A patient man is one who can put up with himself.🤔
Patience, money and time bring all things to past.😎
Of all the things that tax a man’s patience, there’s nothing to compare with a stuck zipper.😬
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I’ve been going to this doctors office for a couple of years now for my back issues. I’m on my second doctor in this office and he is worse at making patients wait then the first one. I had to wait about an hour after my scheduled time to see him on this visit and the last visit was about two hours behind schedule. To say I’m a patient person is about as far from the truth as you can get.
To alleviate my impatience I bring my iPad, my patience as I call it, with me. I bring this mini brain to occupy the time. I also make sure that I have nothing scheduled after the doctors visit because I know it’s going to run over. If I had to be somewhere immediately following the doctor’s visit it would drive me crazy.
Patience never being one of my virtues, knowing and understanding that these delays are inevitable has been a key to my sanity. That and knowing I have to have something to occupy my mind while I wait. Just a fact. Since I know the delays are inevitable, the burden shifts to me to be patient. Not believing it’s right changes nothing. So I sit and I wait as patiently as an inpatient person can. 😉

JB