30 – Patience Is A Virtue

I am not a patient person. I don’t think I ever have been. Growing up I can recall many many times my Mom told me “Patience is a virtue Krista”.

To be honest it never really meant anything to me, because I didn’t understand what she meant. As an adult it is a little clearer, as I am more critical of my own behaviour now.

One of the most literal explanations of this saying is: The ability to wait for something without getting angry or upset is a valuable quality in a person.

This is not something I can easily do.

I am the person who hates being stuck in traffic. I have places to go and things to do. Same goes for the line up at the grocery store. I would rather scan all my own food than wait while some lady digs out all the pennies she still has in the bottom of her purse.

When I decide I want to do something, I can be a little bit impulsive. I won’t wait, because I want to it now. Dinner, events, even buying a new car, going to visit friends.

I’m still learning though, and suspect I always will be. Like everything else, I will be better at times, and worse at times. The funny thing is, I know when I am being impatient, because I can hear my Mom’s voice in my head.

Patience is a virtue.

I am counting down the days until my 40th birthday with 40 Things.