Patience is not simply waiting…

I said it before… but patience is not simply waiting, it’s how you behave while you are waiting. Throughout my life, I have worn myself out by hastily pushing ahead, trying to do achieve results in my own way at my own time. Within the 34th anniversary on this earth, I have learned that when I cease and humble myself, admitting that I have no strength without Him, the Lord sustains me with both emotional and spiritual energy. There is no earthly explanation for what my Creator is willing and able to do in a yielded human being. Therapy has helped me quite a bit in learning the art of patience, amongst many other admonitions. Today, I was researching RIE parenting, which I have researched many times throughout my journey of motherhood. Within the last year, I have learned respect more than I ever could have, which is one of the core benefits of RIE parenting. Acknowledging emotion and showing respect are the 2 biggest concepts of RIE parenting.

Recently, I have been harassed by people that think know me, and 2 things they are failing to accept is: my broken heart/emotion, and failing to show respect. Unfortunately, that is causing damage to my daughters, which proves to me they are negative influences on my daughters, which they fail to accept. Blaming others for your own faults, I have personally learned, is unhealthy. I have stated many times that I am aware I have made mistakes and look forward to growing and learning from them every day. I truly hope that others learn that instead of blaming and looking for fault in other persons, it is ok to say,

“I made a mistake and I’m going to make an increased effort to not do it anymore.” •Stephanie Tilley

Here are some other helpful quotes about strength:

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. •Mahatma Gandhi

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. •Arnold Schwarzenegger

You never know how strong you are… until being strong is the only choice you have. •Cayla Mills

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. •Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears. •Demi Lovato

I’ve had a great couple of days with 2 very dear people in my life. They are helping me to stay rational and stay positive as I struggle to improve myself.

I got a belated birthday card from my Grandma Tilley with love and prayers, which brightened my day.

I am proud to say that for the first time in my life, I’m happy, and it’s because I’m accepting responsibility for my poor choices and growing stronger. I am worth the new Northface jacket✔️, an upgraded Keurig coffee maker✔️, and most-importantly, self-respect✔️.I am going shopping with a very dear friend in the morning to research veganism and purchase items to resume crocheting. 💜

4 thoughts on “Patience is not simply waiting…

  1. Keep working on it! It’s never ending and you are proving to be following the right path!

    There’s always room for improvement in all of us! Continuing to grow and become stronger will only show your girls the true you they already know. It’ll reinforce that love for you that will never be replaced my ANYONE.

    Keep strong, positive, and open to new opportunities.

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  2. Hey, happy belated birthday 🎂 birthday 🎁
    You have brought up a lot of great points and I love the quotes that you wrote. Whenever I think of patience I’ve often heard it referred to as a ‘bitter pill’ and unfortunately that’s how I’ve always looked at it. My dad would always say, “ Patience is a virtue.” And he was right of course but for me I’ve only looked at it as an virtue that is necessary but a very hard one.

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