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Patience for the Holidays and every day life
bpcookie posted:

1. Boredom can make it difficult to be patient. If you're waiting in the doctor's office and the only thing you can concentrate on is the ticking clock, good luck trying to be patient. If, however, you can read a book or do a crossword puzzle, time will fly by.

2. Many people find that meditation and yoga helps patience.

3. Whenever you find yourself growing impatient, think about the positive effects of patience, and remember that impatience only makes things worse.

4. Instead of becoming annoyed by a distraction (such as a crying baby on a long flight), try just being a passive observer. Make it daily practice to observe things and events without judging or forming an opinion

5. Remember, for every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.

6. One way to release stress is to write about it.

So slow down and enjoy life. Like they say, stop and smell the roses.

I hope this was of some help.
You may go through life hearing a 1000 NO's but don't give up because your YES is out there waiting for you.- (Something my father told me.)
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jselleck responded:
I. If you find yourself in a stressful situation and all you want to do is hit someone/something, stop and count to 10, or in my case 50 or 100.

2. If you get hit with an unexpected expense on your phone bill, count your blessings. At least you live in a part of the world where personal phones are common place, and not a luxury.

3. If your pdoc is running late for the umpteenth time, and you don't think he'll ever see you, count yourself lucky for the healthcare system we have. In some parts of the world healthcare, let alone mental healthcare, is practically unheard of.

4. If that screaming baby just doesn't seem to want to be quiet, remember you once was that baby and thank your parents for having you.

5. You're having the worst day of your life and no one seems to understand, thank God for your friends on this board who always seem to understand and sympathize with you. ( that means you Cookie, Snowy, and Silk!!!)

6. It's the holidays and once again you're spending it away from family and friends, thank Mr. Bell and who ever invented the internet for the phone and e-mail. Where ever would we be without them??

7. You call home to talk to extended family and once again everyone wants to know when are you coming home for Christmas (insert holiday) ?? Grit your teeth and be thankful for a family that cares enough to want to be around you. So many have no family or are not on speaking terms with family. So be grateful!!!

8. And last but not least, count your blessings everyday, and be thankful for the little things in life that show you are loved and love others.
ddnos responded:
If you find yourself stressed, do what the word is subliminally trying to tell us! Dontcha know that stressed spelled backwards is DESSERT? lol mmmmmmmmmm yummy!
Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown

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