Too often people want what they want what they think they want, which is usually “happiness” in one form or another) right now. The irony of their impatience is that only by learning to wait, and by a willingness to accept the bad with the good, do we usually attain those things that are truly
Ten Commandments for a Happy Family by Msgr Ted Wojcicki
Share family meals – include time for conversation. Eating meals only in van or in front of fridge or TV is isolating, deflates trust, and promotes loneliness.
No portable electronic devices allowed at dining room table, at family meals in restaurants, or in children’s
Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul. Men must not turn into bees who kill themselves in stinging others.
Love is swift, sincere, pious, pleasant, gentle, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long suffering, manly and never seeking his own, for wheresoever a man seeketh his own, he falleth from love.
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your
The joy of life is living it, or so it seems to me;
In finding shackles on your wrists, then struggling till you’re free;
In seeing wrongs and righting them, in dreaming splendid dreams,
Then toiling till the vision is as real as moving streams.
The happiest mortal on the earth is he who ends his day
By leaving better
Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them—every day begin the task anew.
I have considered all methods of governing and I have finally seen that the best is that which is amiable, sincere, humble, and patient.