Driving to work one recent morning. Thinking through things in my life. My Scripture reading. The sermons I'd listened to while running. A few relationships that were challenging me. Some situations that were trying me.
Thinking it all through. Prayerfully.
And then an original aphorism came to mind.
Ever forget patience is a virtue? Only to be reminded why.
Oh, that's good. Concise. True. Noteworthy.
Almost to work. Can't write while driving. Won't tweet while driving. But I don't want to forget. So I role it around my brain a few more times until I'm parked safely.
Grab my iPhone.
Slide the screen.
What?! You're Twitter. Not Facebook! You're supposed to be fast.
Why so slow?! Stupid thing! I wanna tweet this great, original quote about patience & you choose NOW to be slower than molasses in January?!
AGH! Let. Me. Write. My. Quote. About. PATIENCE!!!!!
Impatient... me. About... patience.
Forgetting: Patience is a virtue.
And reminding myself why.
The end of the matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:8-9
Note: I used the cute, blue bird above due to his peronality. He is Ollie, the Twitterific bird. Twitterrific is a really great app for Apple devices that makes Twitter extra terriffic.