One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is the gift of patience. Patience is the ability to stay calm and in quiet anticipation. It keeps the energy flowing smoothly instead of in the fragmented way that impatience does. When you are impatient, it causes resistance. Your impatience causes you to want time and energy to speed up so you try to force it to with your impatient energy. This actually works in reverse. It causes a resistance and a slow-down that builds up more resistance through your frustration because it stops the natural flow of energy. You cannot force things or people in life. You cannot hurry things. Everything happens in Divine timing. When you find yourself becoming impatient about a situation or a subject, it is best to back away from it and place your focus elsewhere. Distract yourself to slow down your impatience. Place your focus on a subject that causes you no impatience or frustration. This will keep the energy flowing in a natural and smooth way and it will affect all areas of your life. It is important to practice patience every day. This is something that will need to be honed with most people. Practice through periods of meditation where you quiet your mind. Sit still in silence and observe nature. Be grateful for all the blessings in your life and write them down in a gratitude journal. Observe a young child playing or interacting with another child. Make a pact with yourself to practice becoming more patient in life and watch how your life blossoms. Amen.