1. “Be the parent today that you want your kids to remember tomorrow.” ~Unknown

2. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

3. “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” ~Saadi

4. “I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.” ~Paulo Coehho

5. “Patience is not just the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we waiting” – Joyce Mayor

6. “Patience is the support of weakness, Impatience is the ruin of strengh”

7. “Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” ~Saint Francis de Sales

8. “Who can occupy your patience when impatience roars through you? Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you.” ~Gary Zukav

9. “The key to everything is patience. You get chicken by hatching the egg not by smashing it” – Arnold G Glassgow

10. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~Napoleon Hill

11. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~E.M. Forster

12. “Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.” ~Joseph Addison

13. “With love and patience, nothing is impossible” – Daisaku Ikeda

14. “Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed…” ~ Heraclitus

15. “When someone screams at me to hurry up, I slow down.” ~Mario Lemieux

16. “You can learn many things from children. Much patience for instance” – Franklin P Jones

17. “This is how memories are made… by going with the flow.” ~Amanda Bynes

18. “Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.” ~Guy Kawasaki

19. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” ~Josiah Gilbert Holland

20. “Slow down everyone. You are moving to fast” – Jack Johnson

21. “The more tranquil a man (or woman!) becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.” ~James Allen

22. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them FEEL.” ~Carol Buchner

23. “The journey matters as much as the destination.” ~Michelle Dockery

24. “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” ~Lily Tomlin

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Daddy If You Hear Me

© Julie

Published: June 2008

It’s dark in here as I swim around in my mommy’s womb
I don’t have eyes to see yet, but I can feel
I can tell my mommy loves me, she tells me everyday
I feel her cold hands warm up, as she lets me know she’s there
I feel the vibration of her voice, as she sings me a lullaby
She eats all my favorite things, even the stuff she shouldn’t
Her hands let me know I’m safe as they sooth me to sleep
I know my mommy loves me, I can feel it in her touch…

But my daddy’s touch I hardly feel
I know his hands are soft and warm
His voice is firm, I feel the strong vibrations
I look for him at night, wishing his hands could keep me warm
I listen for him in the morning, wondering if he remembers I’m here
My mommy feels sad, I sense her pain too
Could it be because she misses my daddy, the way that I do?

I wonder if my daddy loves me
only his touch can answer that
does he think of me often
or wonder what I look like
is he excited about me
has he thought of a name for me at all
does he worry about me or pray for me
or dream of me at night…

I wonder if he knows how hard mommy is working
to keep me healthy and alive
I wonder if he knows how tired she feels
or of her aches and pains that keep her up at night
I wonder if he hears her cry, the way that I do…

So daddy if you can hear me
I need your touch as much as I need mommy’s
I need to feel that you are there, keeping me safe
I want to hear your voice softly soothing me to sleep
I need to know that you love me everyday
and that you are happy that I’m here
I need you to comfort my mommy, she needs you more than ever
she needs to be strong and healthy to keep me alive and well
maybe she feels the same way I do
and just needs to feel your touch too
or maybe you can let her know you love her
and try to understand what she’s going through…

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/daddy-if-you-hear-me