Endeavor to be patient
in bearing the defects and infirmities of others,
of what sort soever they be;
for thou thyself also hast many failings
which must be borne with by others.
-Thomas a Kempis
I should have this tattooed on the palm of my hand.
I was not blessed with the gift of patience,
and the heat is making all us snippy.
In fact, these days the a Kempis quote is being fast followed by John Dryden’s
“Beware of the fury of a patient man.”
Are you blessed with the patience of a saint?
How do you talk yourself down from losing your temper?
Even if you’re pretty sure you have every right to be mad?