The Virtue of Patience
Who knows how to fluently write in cursive today? Who doesn’t and why? I remember the first time I heard cursive writing would no longer be taught in schools. Hindsight, apparently someone knew how far technology would come and the need to write in cursive would dwindle. We now have a generation of adults who struggle when it comes time to “sign” for a car, home, loan, or other document where a “signature” is required, and the electronic option is not always available. It’s rare! I know but it’s kind of sad because who doesn’t appreciate a handwritten note? Now some of you may have to take a deep breath because this may be the first time you are discovering the fact that cursive writing is no longer being taught in the academic environment, with some exceptions, I’m sure.
There are so many things we had to wait for in the past. Waiting was not always a bad thing. Sometimes other opportunities or blessings emerged from the wait. Sometimes greater outcome emerged from being patient in waiting. Greater sense of accomplishment and satisfaction came from having to wait for the manifestation of certain things. Who can remember waiting for and anticipating the arrival of a new baby into the world? There was a time when the parents had to wait until the moment of birth, to discover the gender. What anticipation! I think newborn babies still hold the trophy for making people wait! Yes, labor can be induced, but there still is a wait. Childbirth requires patience! I certainly hope that never goes away. To everything there is a season, and some things can be detrimental when rushed.
It is said that patience is a virtue but so many of us are lacking that virtue today. The lack of patience has resulted in unfortunate incidents as lives are lost or altered forever due to the lack of patience.
Some of these skills we learned taught us so much more than just the skill itself. Patience, precision, focus, compassion, care for each other. Attributes that come in handy on a daily basis. As we continue to make strides in technology, we get farther and farther away from basic skills. We get farther and farther away from the lessons that taught us patience, which seems, in itself, on its way to becoming extinct. When that happens, I fear what happens to society.
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How patient are you?
Patience truly is a virtue!
Challenge yourself to exercise patience in at least one area of your life and see what happens!