Thank You Thursday: Patience

Be thankful this day for patience.

As a collective, we have created a world where everything is important or urgent on some level of self importance. How can we be in the “now" when all is now? Meaning how we can enjoy the present moments of our lives, when everything is important. Understanding the duties of life and all we wish to accomplish, things do happen in their time. We have to stop and think why all we do is hurried. What is the motivating factor? For some of us it's money, others it's fear. When various industries have to use artificial ingredients and growth hormones to feed and clothe us, what does that say about us? Everything has to be right now! Keeping in mind underlining life circumstances, there are exceptions. We have to take time to cultivate our life to fully enjoy what has been given.

Look at the trees, flowers, plants, and animals, they all have patience. They do fine on their own, with little to no help from us, with very few exceptions. They grow to magnificence and fulfill their role in this life, from giving us air to breathe, shade to sit under, and fragrance to smell, or simply comfort us. It's when we impose our sense of urgency, their life is cut short. They have the care of God, as do we. This level of care is extended to us from God, however we are in such a rush to see it. Yes we have our free will to do as we please, but its patient ear listening and waiting for guidance and reflection that flourishes. We must understand the wheels of "time" are infinite and never stop. It may take years for us to complete a worthwhile project or to be free from habitual habits. What good is life if we don't have the patience to enjoy it? We have to re-teach ourselves to have love and patience for who we are and what we do. When we work from passion or purpose, patience follows naturally. Patience is acceptance of the naturally flow and evolution of life.

Be thankful this day and everyday for cultivating our lives through patience.
Be thankful this day and everyday for patient care received from God.
Be thankful this day and everyday for the natural evolution of life through patience.


Patience

This virtuous trait of so few

Builds strength builds character

Instills faith in one self

Instills faith in objects of affection

Never giving up hope

 

This virtuous trait so beautiful

A caterpillar being reborn as a butterfly

The first snowflake freezing the earth

The first blade of grass breaking through the earth

Thirty days ‘til the next full moon

Reflection dancing upon the lake

Followed by dusk a jewel in the sky

 

This virtuous trait painful

Containing feelings of a love that is unattainable

Fooling yourself that it is in your pocket

Cool playing by all the rules

Love is led weighing you down

Heart sore from the salt

Wonder is it partly my fault

 

This virtuous trait brings rewards

Expect the unexpected detected from experience

Time heals all wombs

Twist and turns new rules are learned

Friends see you through all

Feelings no longer contained share bare the sleeve

Somewhere in time love will be realized

Rep what you sow accomplish your goal

Fulfill your fate follow your heart

Adore the time that passes

Patience

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A visionary with an authentic soul, Hillis Pugh’s journey has been one of enlightenment, resolution, and inevitability. An inspiring writer and poet, he uses his gifts to propel readers on how to build self-confidence and explore their own journey of finding gratitude in everyday matters.

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