They say it’s a virtue but at times a very testing one.
At present, I am awaiting surgery on my left foot. I have a plantar fasciitis issue and require surgery, but I also have a commitment to assist in the supervision of the end of year exams for senior high school students, and I need to be mobile for that.
The surgery is becoming more pressing as my foot is not getting any better, in fact, it’s getting worse, so my patience is being tested well and truly.
I think in most situations I am a patient person, to have survived a marriage and not gone insane is one indicator. Though some may differ with me on that one.
On the other hand, I do get anxious and impatient when it comes to travel. I like to think everything is in place and I am in control.
As a teacher patience is paramount in dealing with children. They can and often are annoying, and it takes all your patience not to behave in a similar way to them when you feel they have pushed every irritating button you have.
I remember when I was putting on shows at school you would organize weeks ahead usually, a rehearsal only to find at the last minute some kid was not available, or even worse didn’t bother to turn up. These were occasions where it was out of my control and though I would be disappointed in finding them choosing other pursuits I knew there was little point in getting frustrated by their actions. There was always tomorrow was my attitude.
So, for me, patience is a testing virtue, as I sometimes find myself saying, “Good things come to those who wait.”
Written for: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/reenas-exploration-challenge-week-57/
Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
Michael’s take on Patience ….
I guess our attitudes are built with the results of our previous efforts. At times, there may be no other alternative, or we may be too lazy to do something about it.
As usual, you put forth your ideas with examples so well. Thanks, Michael!
It was a good challenge Reena, you make me think, which is a good thing.
Sorry about your foot, good luck with that. I too survived a marriage, so understand. Like you, I like to have control of things but for the past five years, have had none. It certainly is a pita, but there it is. Have fun with the teaching. I can imagine you are excellent at it.
I did enjoy my years teaching….supervising exams is no where near the fun. Thanks for the comment.