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more patience

Saturday, March 06, 2010

I'm still working on cultivating patience. Every day I wake expecting to be "cured," and every day I have to learn anew to slow down instead, to abandon old notions of what I think I can do, to accept the limitations of now. Each day I get a repeat lesson in the process of aging, a new reminder that my body is still frail, always was, in fact. I used to be able to ignore that stark truth of life, but now I must learn and relearn to accept it. Yes, it is a privilege to be able to run, to walk, to lift, to stretch, to blink... Even reading, so essential to everything I do and am, is a privilege, a treat that must now be savored in small portions. How carelessly I treated that privilege before now. How offhanded my approach. How wasteful. Will this small trial teach me to stop squandering my gifts? Will I choose differently each and every day now? Will I hold each hour close? Will I treasure every passing minute?
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  • NANCY-
    Patience is something that is often in short supply. What has helped me get through tough times is to see what is this an opportunity for. It takes a bit of doing... but there always seems to be something that can be done.

    Call a friend
    Practice meditation
    Listen to a book (Cd's at the library)
    Plan healthy menus.

    Seek out the new.
    4056 days ago
    You around as though you are taking in the serenity prayer by accepting the things that you cannot change, changing the things you can and the wisdom to know the difference. Way to go and as you gain your momentum in patience, I know that SP will be there for you no matter what you learn to change or accept. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4058 days ago
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