Some virtues are easier to accept than to practice. Patience or forebearance comes to mind.
I certainly appreciate it when others are patient with me. The tough part comes when I am asked to do the same. The need for this virtue seems to arise when life's moments are less than perfect.
Whenever I am a few minutes late leaving for an appointment often there is a slow moving vehicle ahead. In the country it can be a horse and buggy, tractor, or someone who has decided to enjoy the view. It is then that practicing being patient becomes a bit difficult .
The truth is one really only learns to be patient when they are tested. It is under stress that we find whether we have forebearance.
A dear friend ( many moons ago) gave me a napkin holder that had this prayer written on the front "Please God grant me patience but hurry!" I think she knew me well.
Here are some flowers from the garden. Waiting for rain has certainly tested their patience this summer.
I think they passed the test with flying colors. Hope I can too.
Have a great end to your week. P.S. If you find any patience lying about send it my way but please hurry!