- the act of self-control with your actions and your words
Patience is bitter but it's fruit is sweet
For the Parent::Battle Cry
Waiting can be a difficult concept. Waiting can be a difficult concept. Our society has become increasingly obsessed with instant gratification, and it's to our detriment. Our food can be cooked in minutes, but it can cause us to gain weight. Then we can take pills to lose the weight quickly, but it then either doesn’t work or can hurt our health. Every industry from professional health practitioners to check out lines at stores have gone to great lengths to cut down our wait time. Our travel time from one place to another has decreased exponentially (unless you’re stuck in traffic). But in some cases waiting is a good thing. In some cases waiting is a good thing. A good chili has to simmer for four hours. It takes years for a burned down forest to grow, but when it is done, it is great for our environment and its beautiful. In our fast-paced-give-it-to-me-now-world we have to remember that sometimes the best things are worth the wait.
For Your Son::Call to Arms
Ask this question: You ever wish things would just hurry up?
I didn’t need you to answer to know you did. We all have trouble waiting from time to time. We all have trouble waiting from time to time. Sometimes, though, we need to wait. Waiting is the best thing. Like if you wanted to play professional football right now, it would not be a good idea. You need to grow up, gain skill, get stronger. You see, waiting doesn’t mean “doing nothing.” There are things you need to do in the meantime to prepare for the right time. There are things you need to do in the meantime to prepare for the right time.
Take a long drive somewhere. Have some things planned for your son to do in the car on the way. The activities should prepare him for when he gets to the destination. For example: if you are going to the park, have him study some leaves or animals to identify when you get there. When he identifies something he studied, remind him that the work he did in the meantime payed off at the right time.