I had to laugh at the example dictionary.com used for this definition of learn. I most certainly did not learn patience from my father. He is more impatient than I am, if that's possible.
I do however have a heavenly Father that works to teach me patience. He whispers in my ear, in a voice only my heart can hear and He says "A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. A heart at peace gives life to the body," Proverbs 14:29-31 (NIV) The words dance in my head and in my heart. I think upon them and I attempt to have peace and patience in my everyday life. This is no easy task because my first instinct is to be impatient and react. Yet I am finding, each day, that waiting grows easier. I do have more peace when I am patient and truly wait until I understand a situation, or outburst of emotion, instead of pushing forward towards my
I am still learning. I love that this is my word for this year. It describes where I am at in life perfectly.