Patience is needed with everyone, but first of all
~ St. Francis de Sales ~
How do you treat yourself? Do you talk to yourself with a kind and loving voice? We can’t be kind and loving to others until we learn to be kind and loving with ourselves. To live this way, we must give ourselves the gift of patience.
Let’s practice patience with ourselves daily. Practice talking to yourself in a kind, loving voice. Over time, this will become your everyday voice. Your voice will be that of a loving parent who helps a child with a new task. Your Higher Power is willing to be patient with you. Give yourself the same gift.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, I pray that I’ll treat myself and others with the same loving patience You’ve shown me.
Action for the Day
I will listen to how I talk to myself. I will practice talking to myself with a kind, loving, and patient voice.
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