Don’t you hate waiting in queues? Sometimes the queues seem to go on and on and on, and you get tired of waiting. But by waiting, we respect the other people in the queue who are ahead of us and who have done their time waiting.
We have all seen those individuals who refuse to stand in line and go straight to the front of the queue. How does it make you feel when someone does that? Upset? Annoyed? It is not very nice when someone ignores a queue and goes to the front. Their parents didn’t teach them that patience builds character. And let’s be honest, exercising patience is hard for kids and adults. But learning to do it is important to your overall character and therefore worth learning.
Patience is when you are able to handle delay, trouble or annoyance without getting angry or upset. Whilst you wait your turn, you practice patience; if someone shouts at you and you don’t shout back, you practice patience; when you are looking for something and you don’t give up, you practice patience and perseverance.
The more you practice, the easier it gets. Before you know it you won’t have to try so hard anymore and you will be known as a patient person! Ajapa wise kids practice patience everyday!
Here are a couple ways to practice patience:
If you are annoyed or even excited about something, take a couple deep breaths and ask yourself – will it hurt if I wait one more hour for this thing? Most times, you’ll find it didn’t hurt at all.
If you want something really badly, resist the urge to borrow money for it. Learn to wait till you have saved enough money.
And don’t forget to always wait your turn!