Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Patience... A much Needed Virtue in 2011 And Beyond

It was just a normal evening and it started off just fine till someone wrote something about me that I considered a slight on my path on the WWW!!!
Immediately, I got on the phone to chat with the certain so and so and he kept insisting that he didn't mean it the way I interpreted it to be...he went ahead to tell me in clear terms that I shouldn't make a mountain out of a molehill.
He did the wiser thing by not replying when I talked to him and I was left fuming...I mean...the cheek of him right?
//Chinese sign for patience//
I went back to the WWW and read the said "infuriating and annoying statement" again and I thought to myself...it's not that bad...actually...it wasn't an insult and if I read it sloooowwwwllllyyyy it was actually meant to be a compliment...ish!
I blame my reaction to the naija movie I just watched .... "Omo Ghetto"...go figure! I think sometimes, I take on the character of the main actress in a movie for at least some minutes after viewing it and this was the case on that faithful evening...so you can imagine my state of mind when I was reading it.
Anyways when I'm wrong...I do not hesitate to admit that I am although on some occasions I find it a bit difficult to do so...but thankfully it wasn't the case that day.
I apologised and just left it as it was...
when I didn't get a response back for over 12 hours, I thought I should check to ensure my apology was accepted...you know it is one thing to apologise and it is another for the other person to accept your apology... thankfully he did... we ironed it out and moved on...
This incidence got me thinking...I may have easily earned myself an enemy for life by my action if it was another person with a different outlook to life entirely(Okay I may be exaggerating but you get me).
I chastised myself and thought I should have just taken about 10 to 24 deep breathes and L-I-G(Let It Go) or I should have waited for the effect of the "Omo Ghetto" movie to wear off and then I should have read the said message again!:D
So moral of the story is...patience... a heavy dose of it is needed for healthy living... some may argue that overdosing on it may lead to stupidity but really....it is a much needed virtue... some fights are unnecessary and a waste of energy and no you don't have to react to everything...sometimes you should just let go and let God:)
Plus some confrontations are totally irrelevant and unnecessary even if you were slighted and you're like me that you just have to get it off your chest almost immediately ... take those deep breathes my dear and I promise you...you will be alright;) it works!







15 comments:

Jaycee said...

Truth!

Blessing said...

I definitely agree with you! We must chose our battles wisely!

Vera Ezimora said...

Even the name of the movie sef .... *shaking my head* LOL. But yes, we do need patience. That's for sure.

LG said...

i agree but patience ozorkwo is never patient in her films, i wonder why??? LOL

Miss FlyHigh said...

hehehe! pele sistah! Patience all the way :D

el bagucci said...

but all these 'feem' wey you dey watch sef... na u use yer own hand find trouble o... :)

NoLimit said...

@Jaycee :)...We will keep taking those deep breathes and Letting It Go!:)
@Blessing...I pray I always do that...:)
@Verastic...lol! Free me o...the movie was so funny I couldn't help my self!
@LG...Patience ginni...lol
@LNQ... That's right
@Bagucci...All of them give the same effect o...whether na Hollywood,Bollywood,Nollywood or Gollywood! Same effect.

Nutty J. said...

hmmm...Omo Ghetto

lol

Adaeze said...

Lol...Omo Ghetto..You're funny NoLimit and I have missed you! I am back by the way :-)

I couldn't agree with you more, patience is truly a virtue. Once learnt, it liberates you from the chains that often tortures us...I think its a lifelong lesson kinda thing but I have sure come a lot further than I use to be already :-)

Natural Nigerian said...

Lol @ LG.

I agree with what you've said.

~Sirius~ said...

Ha!

It is one needed virtue. I preach it all the time, especially to myself.

Good thing your situation ended well.

Who am I? said...

I saw that movie!!!! I liked where the girls were bathed in shit.

There's something about reacting before digesting and then regretting...it happens all the time. Patience is relative.

Who am I? said...

I saw that movie!!!! I liked where the girls were bathed in shit.

There's something about reacting before digesting and then regretting...it happens all the time. Patience is relative.

Anoda Phase said...

lol @ taking on the character of the main actress in a movie for some minutes after viewing it...that's a new one on me.

But your message is on point though...patience is golden.

Good Naija Girl said...

Oh, well said! The important thing is you weren't too proud to apologize and see how you could avoid something similar next time.

Kudos darl!