Patience and Understanding

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out Archives' started by ABall, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. ABall

    ABall Fanatic

    Apr 14, 2005
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    Jul 27, 2007


    Here's something to keep in mind as you go through this hectic day. The person who benefits most from your patience is you.

    Yes, you'll come across many people who are rude, annoying and self-centered. But does it really serve any positive purpose for you to sink to their depths of negativity?

    Instead, take the opportunity to rise to a higher level of peacefulness and understanding. Take the opportunity to practice and strengthen your patience.

    Patience and understanding will take you to places where anger, frustration, confusion and anxiety can never reach. Patience and understanding put you in a position of real power and effectiveness.

    Practice patience, and you will build real strength. Live with patience and understanding, and a whole new world of valuable opportunities will open up to you.

    There's nothing to be gained by reacting to rudeness and anxiety with more rudeness and anxiety of your own making. Respond instead with patience and understanding, and you'll make your world a much better place.

    -- Ralph Marston
  3. FutureFLTeacher

    FutureFLTeacher Companion

    Sep 21, 2006
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    Jul 27, 2007

    What a great piece! I think many times, especially in this day and age, we forgo patience and understanding for rushed interactions with negativity. The older I've gotten the more patience has played a part in my life...I'm a firm believer that sometimes, it pays to stop and smell the roses.

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