Passion and Patience


Passion and Patience

By Bernadette A. Moyer


“A life without passion is not living, it’s merely existing.” Leo Buscaglia

“Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.” Maya Angelou

Striking that perfect balance between patience and passion may be a real challenge for many of us. The life without passion is a life limited in color and yet we need to temper our passion with a certain degree of patience.

Prayer for Patience

“Let us not become weary in doing well, for at that time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

Our world is filled with “fast” we want it now! We want instant gratification; seldom do we see young people with patience. Like a child that has just two times on their internal clock, all they understand is “now” and “later.” Many young people don’t understand that many things; good things take time to develop and to evolve.

How much value do we put on anything that comes too easily for us? Opposed to the value of the things we had to work and work hard at doing or achieving?

The happiest people seem to be the ones that live a life of passion. They understand that we cannot do anything about being born or dying, but we can do so much about how we live. What makes us get out of bed in the morning? What excites us? What do we think about?

When we uncover our passion and temper it with the right amount of patience, we are on our way and on the road to happiness and fulfillment.

Here is to living a life of passion … and adding just that right amount of patience …

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