Focus on the Solution

Being impatient does not change the situation. You can get all agitated because things have not gone the way you planned, but your agitation does not fix anything. Why not focus on the solution rather than the problem. So, your spouse forgot to bring the milk home from the store. Patience says, “I recognize that you are human and human’s forget. So, let’s decide who will get the milk and when.”

Now you’ve solved the problem and you are still friends. Patience is based on the reality that people are human. So I must not expect them to do things the way I would do them. They will not always operate on my agenda. Being patient with the imperfections of others is one of the traits of love.