August 14, 2012


Patience is one of the seven virtues, the lesser-known cousins of the seven sins. And indeed, “patience is a virtue” – or so goes the saying. But another saying states that “fortune favors the bold.” So which one is it?

I recall a wise woman once told me to "Never run after a bus or a man, there will always be another one." LOL

I find that patience is the main ingredient necessary to get through difficult times. Yes, it is hard to be patient! But, without patience, you would have no hope.

Patience is waiting, not passively waiting, that is laziness but to keep on going when the going gets that is patience.

People often handle life as they do bad weather. They waste away the time waiting for the rain to stop. I’m guilty of that myself at times. Yet the tide of opportunity comes to everyone if you have patience. When your chance comes, take advantage of it.

Can anyone name all the seven virtues?


  1. I am NOT virtuous enough to name them all. LOL I too spend alot of time waiting for the rain to stop too. Opportunity seldom if ever has knocked for me. Maybe one day. take care.

  2. You have put my memory to a test, and right now cannot think what they are, but it is something I should know by heart. Truly patience is the hardest of them all. Waiting is hard for all of us. But good things do come to those that wait they say. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

  3. Faith and Temperance? Could that be two?
    I go thru life enjoying great quotes, and 'wishing I had thought of that!'

    This one is a keeper, THANKS:

    Patience is waiting, not passively waiting, that is laziness but to keep on going when the going gets rough..

    I got to read that to Sherry before she got here. LOL

    LOve from New Hampshire.

  4. Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control(patience).

    Man I needed this today - I am having trouble with patience today!

    You are so right. You pray for it to stop raining - but what about dancing in the rain when we have it?

    Love, sandie

    PS Can I give you some advice - I think there are a lot of people out there that don't like word verification. You can have it where it is sent to you to check before it posts. Just a little thought.

  5. I am practicing patience on several fronts as I read this today. It is not always easy...

  6. Patience is not one of my virtues, but I've got some other good ones.....