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A. A. Milne
Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight... When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, you then have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for a better life.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All thing pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing:God alone suffices.
St. Teresa of Avila
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Personal Stories About ‘Patience’
PatienceSubmitted by Anonymous
Patience Over the last six years I have learned what patience is. Growing up I did not have this value and it is a very important value to have. I always wanted what I wanted when I wanted it. Now I can see that if you are patient you will almost always get what you want if you are supposed to have it. I...
Girls!Submitted by Tory
There is this girl that was my best friend for almost ten years. When I got to high school she started completely ignoring me and being mean. I told her how I felt and she didn’t care. She had her new friends and didn’t acknowledge me at all. I wrote her a note telling her how I felt and she wrote back saying...
Lots Of PatienceSubmitted by Noelle
I am currently on a ski trip and I came to improve my skills. Unfortunately, there is a kid in my group with bad manners. I made the mistake of letting him get to me and forgot to focus on my skills as did the other kids in my group including my instructor. Yesterday she told me she she wasn't going to let him...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Patience’
Krista BriannaSubmitted by David Frost
Beauty, Intelligence, Integrity and Kindness these are just some word that I use to describe my hero. Mother, Lover, Wife and Friend, these are some of the titles she has been known to go by. I met Krista about 5 years ago when I had nothing but a rather large ego and even bigger dreams. Yet some how, I caught...
John HSubmitted by
I have chosen my grandfather, Johnny, as my all-time hero. When you talk about perseverance, patience, and joy, grandpa was the epitome of all these. When my dad was two weeks old, Grandpa, a caboose man on the Rock Island Line, fell off the caboose and was run over by the train. He survived, although he was a...
Noreen CrushSubmitted by Chelsey
My personal hero and every day inspiration is my mom. She is a hard working, dedicated, and extremely patient woman. She has always been the common ground between my dad and I, as we are both very bull headed. She works as a registered nurse in emerge. I am extremely proud to call her my mom, and even happier she...
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My husband and I love this commercial. I would replay it a hundred times. Love watching it!
Patience is not just about waiting, it's the ability to have the right attitude while waiting.
Jan Vernix, Philippines
I love this!
Sarah Nichols, Paducah, KY
I really wish they would put out more commercials & billboards. I had no values until I saw them.
Mike G., Tucson
Just saw the "Patience" commercial with the little boy walking in the concrete. Reminds me of how I need to be when working with my students. haha Loved it!
I see alot of your commercials on our AFN channels. My favorite one is the little boy walking in the freshly smoothed concrete and the fella at the end. It makes me laugh and smile each and everytime I see it. Thank you.
Chris Carney, Camp Taji, Iraq
We need more of your billboards to instill values.
Kyra G., Oakland, CA
I love your commercials!!
Jennifer N., Mentone, CA