Tag Archives: patience

FMM 11 30 18 Take the long way home

“A thousand ages in Thy sight Are like an evening gone” ~ Isaac Watts. I lived in England for a year when I was around 14.  That was the year the first man set foot on the moon (unless the conspiracy theorists are correct!).  But there were other more mundane discoveries.  Don’t ask me how, […]

FMM 4 14 17 It Coulda Worse!

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”~Denis Waitley. They say travel broadens the mind.  There is something about experiencing a place, a people and a culture far different to the one you are familiar with that helps to open […]

FMM 3 18 16 Running without being Weary

“You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience” ~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec. It is amazing how many lessons you can learn, if you are open to them.  I admire organized people.  People who plan, who prioritize, who make lists and assign certain slots of time per day to their commitments.  We encourage […]

FMM 7 17 15 I’ll show you yours, don’t show me mine.

There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak. Simon Sinek I read a poem recently, a cautionary tale, told from the point of view of a person who needed to talk, to be listened to. The poem reminded me that often when people need to talk, we jump in with […]

FMM 5 8 15 Modeling

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” ~Samuel Smiles. It has been an interesting couple of weeks.  During National Nurse’s Week I have been privileged to observe nurses at work from a different perspective, while visiting a brave family member in the hospital.  […]

FMM 2 14 14 Speed and Accuracy

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well” ~ Catherine Jones I learned to touch-type on a manual typewriter in a class taught by my mother.  She didn’t joke, that lady, you came into her class to gain a skill, and if your intentions were to fool around and waste an hour, […]

FMM 9 27 13 The waiting is the hardest part.

“Our patience will achieve more than our force.” ~Edmund Burke.  I freely admit to being a very impatient person.  If given a choice, I will take the stairs instead of the elevator because of impatience, not for the health benefits.  I realize I am not alone in this.  Pregnancy is one of those lessons for […]