A pinch of practicality from Reshaping it All, with an exercise in patience:
Patience comes with patience. In other words, the more you exercise it, the more you obtain. We definitely weren't born patient; in fact most of us came out kicking and screaming. But with guidance and--here's that word again--patience from our parents, we learn to wait, to tolerate, and to accept certain things--many things.
Mindfully tolerate the small things in life by biting your lip when need be, smiling under pressure, and forgiving other's imperfections. Try to exercise more of these moments throughout the day.
Place 100 pennies in a cup on the counter. Each time you exercise patience throughout the day, move one penny from the full cup to the empty cup. The goal is to eventually move all of the pennies from one cup to the other. This exercise represents the giving of ourselves to others, as Christ has freely given to us.
Reshaping it All, page 197-198
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- A copy of Reshaping it All
- A decorative plaque that reads: "A Journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
- A beautiful coil-bound journal
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