Ok we've all heard this word a thousand times.Right. Since most of us were oh about 3 feet tall. What is Paitence?, and what role does it play in your life? Pa-tient 1. Capable of waiting calmly or without complaint I can see myself 3 hrs into a fishing trip. Anchored around me are 3 or 4 other boats, all of them are regularly reeling in fish, only to look at my rods in their nice and neat little holders all pointed in a fanning pattern off the Port and Starboard sides of my boat and not a one moving in a direction that would lead me to believe my luck was about to change. Now would be a good time to exercise the 1st meaning of this word or action. Calm without complaint. Everyone think about this situation if you were in it. Can you practice patience? 2. Able to endure annoyance. Add a thousand biting flys to this situation, or mosquitos or other annoying insect. now your not catching any fish the bugs are eating you everywhere. Now can you practice Patience? 3. How about enduring hardships. Now its either 95 degrees out and the wind stopped blowing taking away your only source of relief. O'r its now starting to snow and you left the big coat in the truck. Now can you practice patience? 4. Do you have the ability to posess the trait that allows you to hope and wait in a calm and sympathetic; understanding all the time while not complaining, or losing you composure? 5. Newton stated in 1727- Whatever I have done is due to patient thought. It's not an easy thing to do. In fact some days it's dow right impossible. However if you practice this Virtue It will help us brecome better people in every aspect of our lives, from dealing with our children, our neighbors. our jobs, Everything we do requires us to have patience. Now can you be patient?