2/9/09

Patient and Patience

Being a Patient is hard work. And it's not a skill that I excel at, by any means.

Well, I kind of suck at it, actually.

Patience is something that I do not have by nature. I want to do everything NOW, while I still remember what it is I want to do. I want to do it NOW, before I get distracted. I want to do it NOW, while the opportunity is ripe. I want to do it NOW, before it gets snatched away. I want to do it NOW, while I still can.

So this whole healing thing is not a good fit for me. Being waited on hand and foot is sort of amusing, for about ten minutes - and then it gets frustrating to wait for someone else to do it. It gets tempting to nag at people about HOW to do it... and eventually the compulsion is too much for my limited self-control, and I just have to do it myself.

Ow.

Dammit.

Are there lessons for this sort of thing? Or am I just doomed to sit at the back of the class?

4 comments:

Glorious Hats said...

Ahh, what is needed is a transfusion of lazy... ahhh, yes now that is something I have in abundance. Unfortunately, the technology to transference has not yet developed. Drats,

Hugs,
Jane

mrspao said...

I'm the same. You will get there.

Carrie K said...

Oh yes, there are lessons in that. They're just lousy to learn. :)

Now sit back and pray for patience. You're getting a dose of practice in spades.

Delighted Hands said...

Patience is learned-and it takes practice--that is why we don't just get it when needed! ha
Learn to pace yourself-pick the three gottas for the day and let the rest wait.