62 years takes patience
I'm taking a bit a detour from trading and technical analysis today to enjoy a celebration.
I've been thinking and writing about patience quite often lately. Actually I've been thinking about it quite often for the past 25 years or so. Patience is a virtue that some people seem to have naturally. Some of us spend many years and go through many lessons to learn patience. Some of them can be very painful.
However it comes, we all need patience.
May parents taught me the foundations of patience.
Today they've been married for 62 years. That qualifies them as experts on patience. Especially my dad, he is absolutely the most patient man I have ever met. As a "late arrival," both of my parents had to be patient with me from the moment they learned of my existence. I'm sure that throughout my life I have tested their patience to the point they thought it would surely run out.
Fortunately it never did.
“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instead set about remedying them—every day begin the task anew.” St. Francis De Sales
I know now that this is just something that kids do sometimes. So as a parent I continue to learn patience. As a trader I'm constantly learning that patience is paramount. And as someone simply living life I am consistently reminded that having patience is critical in everything we do.
We must never let it run out.
Being a kid takes patience. Being a parent takes patience. Being a trader takes patience. Being human takes patience. Doing anything well takes patience.
Being married for 62 years takes patience.
I'm absolutely sure of it.
Celebrating in an assisted living facility while trying to navigate dementia takes patience. So congratulations to my Mom and Dad for. And thank you for teaching me and for having patience while I learned.