Thought of the Day January 24, 2017

By 10:04 AM

"Have patience with all things--but  first with yourself.  Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are a perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that." (St. Francis de Sales) Impatience never changes anything except  our level of stress and the rising of our blood pressure. It doesn't draw us closer to God or make us a better person. On the contrary, patience has a different effect on us. We can deal with adverse situations better; we can better see what we need to do to change our own behavior patterns and actually make some changes. We can do this by learning how to accept ourselves as we are in the eyes of God and laugh at ourselves when we make a mistake. The less serious we take ourselves the more patient we may become.

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