There are days, well you know what I mean Continue to be patient; it will all be for your good.—Padre Pio There are days when things go well and very smooth, I am in a good place and when a small bump comes up I glide through it. On those days, patience is not needed. I love it when everything goes my way, or my mood is such that even if events go sideways, I can just laugh it off. Then there are days when everything bothers me. When I feel like if one more thing goes wrong, or if I am asked to do just one another favor, that I just might snap, it is then that I have to work hard on being patient. I would like to say that I always succeed, but I don’t. I can pout, isolate, snap at others and sort of spiral a bit. Yet, there are periods of time when I don’t lose touch with myself and I can smile, even joke with others who are driving me crazy and get through it all right. It is my mood, after all, no need to spread it around. Patience is good because the waters settle, the cloudy water becomes clear and there is peace. If I am patient this comes faster. If not, it will take longer for peace to return. I wanted to say ‘normalcy’ but I am not sure there is any real ‘normal’ in life that can be counted on with assurance. Yet, “all things pass”, when I can keep that in mind, I can be patient. Patience, when practiced, does not feel patient, it is what keeps the mind and soul-centered on what is important and even essential.