“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…”
We all know the Christmas song, but I’m changing it up a bit. My song is called the “12 Practices of the Holidays!”
Even if you do not celebrate Christmas, perhaps you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or something else, these practices will work for you. I hope you enjoy!
The first practice of the holidays is—PRACTICE PATIENCE. We are living in crazy times. 2020 is a year that will never be forgotten.
Patience is defined as the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. It’s so easy to lose patience, whether it’s with a child, friend, partner, or even your beloved pet. It seems a lot easier to lose patience with strangers.
We need to be patient with everyone including those strangers and your family, friends, pets, but most of all yourself.
That’s right, by being patient with yourself, it’s easier to be patient with others.
Count to ten before you speak or act. You not only will feel calmer, but you will be happy you are practicing patience.