Article in brief: The writer expresses the beauty of being patient and how one minute of patience could change your life.
What is one minute of patience? It’s 60 seconds of pure faith, 60 seconds of you holding on a little longer, and 60 seconds of you being better than you were a minute ago. Imagine life without patience. You wouldn’t get your favorite morning coffee because you are not patient enough to wait for it, you wouldn’t be with the people you love because you are not patient enough to forgive them, and you wouldn’t be the person you are today because you are not patient enough to give yourself another chance.
Patience is way more than just a trait; it’s a way of living. It’s a way of taking one more look at a situation and trying again just because you know giving up will be the end of the road. In my life, I’ve faced so many moments where I only needed a minute of patience; where I only needed this glimpse of faith to get me by. It’s not about regretting the times you were impatient. It’s about putting an effort to change into a better you. It’s about how you face the troubles of your life, about your choices, and what you make out of them.
Aside from being a better person, you’ll be a better daughter, a better son, a better husband, and a better wife. You will never allow anger to take over you as you will give yourself a minute of patience; you will not allow yourself to make decisions you know you will regret later and you will not allow anything to come out of your mouth until you give yourself a minute of patience.
Let’s use this moment as a start to having one minute of patience – 60 seconds to a better you. It will be a challenge, but what’s life without those challenges that make us better people. From this moment forward, I promise you dear reader to take one more minute of patience; to give myself a chance to think clearly before I say or do anything. What about you? Are you up for this challenge?
Alwid is a young lady who aims to become the change she wants to see in this world by spreading positivity and leading youth towards the road of unlimited possibilities. She recently founded her own website hearmyeche.com through which she aims to become the voice of youth and share unrecognized talents. Her column “Lost in reverie” is a place where she allows her thoughts and emotions to flow and a place where she can hopefully create a change.