Day 5: Patience

It is day 5 of the 13 days of love celebration! I am so happy that you are enjoying this event. My hope is that you (actively) implement the 13 keys in all of your relationships. The more you utilize these tips, the more your relationships will improve. The goal is to let love abound in your lives year round, instead of only on Valentine’s Day. If there are people in your life that you think would like to join the celebration, invite them to read each post and leave comments. Let’s get as many people in on the festivity as possible. Remind them to check out Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 prior to viewing the latest post.

For any relationship to withstand the test of time, it needs more than forgiveness, gratitude, generosity, or support. You have to possess the ability to accept the person who you want to be in the relationship with. You cannot become easily annoyed or angered by his or her quirks. You have to be willing to tolerate the pace at which he or she matures. You must not compare the status of your loved ones with the status of others whom you admire. You must be willing to (calmly) endure the difficult circumstances that will (certainly) arise. When your loved ones fail you from time to time, you must remember their humanity. You must give them time to overcome their faults without angrily voicing your grievances. This is what it means to be patient. This is what unending love requires. 


1 Corinthians 13:4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.