January 2009 Inspiration - Patience

Here's the inspiration for the January kit. Feel free to come on by Scrapbooking from the Inside Out's MB and Gallery and keep posting LOs on the topic of patience...we'd love to see them!

Journaling Prompts:

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Many of life’s victories are achieved not in great bursts of glory, but step by step. How do you experience the difference between process and outcome? Do you find yourself keeping a steady pace in your pursuits, or dashing for the finish line? Is there someone in your life who exemplifies a quiet patience or a brash lack of patience – someone whom you would emulate or from whom you would differentiate yourself?

Just Wait and See: There’s so much in life we can’t control. It’s hard to wait for the results of certain events or investments we make. How much do you worry about the outcome of what you do? Are you able to let things go and release them to the universe or god, or do you watch and wait carefully as things progress? Do you find yourself thinking about things you could have done or should have done differently?

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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. Victor Hugo

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. Saint Francis de Sales

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. Comte de Buffon

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind. Leonardo da Vinci

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success. Brian Adams

It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. Elizabeth Taylor

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success? Elbert Hubbard

How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees. William Shakespeare

Patience is the companion of wisdom. Saint Augustine

Patience is the greatest of all virtues. Cato the Elder

He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin

With love and patience, nothing is impossible. Daisaku Ikeda

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. Unknown

Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. Chinese Proverb

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. Chinese Proverb

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams. - Yiddish Proverb

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Unknown

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. Author Unknown

Patience is the key to content. Mahomet

There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears. C. S. Robinson

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Aristotle

It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is simple patience. Horace Bushnell

There are two main human sins from which all the others derive: impatience and indolence. It was because of impatience that they were expelled from Paradise, it is because of indolence that they do not return. Yet perhaps there is only one major sin: impatience. Because of impatience they were expelled, because of impatience they do not return. Franz Kafka

Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul. Men must not turn into bees, and kill themselves in stinging others. Sir Francis Bacon

If something anticipated arrives too late it finds us numb, wrung out from waiting, and we feel - nothing at all. The best things arrive on time. Dorothy Gilman

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time. Pericles

Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,--'Wait and hope'. Alexandre Dumas

Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting. Unknown

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. Moliere

I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know. Joanna Field

Slow and steady wins the race. Aesop

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