Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can.
It’s seldom found in women and never in a man.
My mother used to recite this to me when I was demonstrating impatience.
All these years later in an age of instant gratification, it can be harder than ever to exercise patience.
But it is no less necessary and today I’m grateful that my mother’s words came back to me in time to change what would have been impatience into several deep breaths.