Thinking about patience

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Over the next couple of weeks I'll be working on a chapter on patience. Here are a few ideas. What do you think of them?

Patience is...

...having the grace to allow other people to learn what you already know, and giving them the space to do so.

....appreciating the value and beauty of something that is different from what you wanted or expected.

...putting your own needs or desires to one side for a moment to attend to someone else's needs.

...waiting, without needing thanks or an apology.

...seeing yourself as one part of a bigger situation.

...holding the bigger picture at the forefront of your mind.

How would you define patience?

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