AUGUST

PATIENCE: Accepting a difficult situation without giving a deadline to remove it

Vs. Restlessness

  • SUGGESTED READING:
    Everybody Takes Turns
    Patience
    The Value of Patience- The Story of the Wright Brothers
    Romans 5:3-4
  • SUGGESTED SONGS:
    When the Time is Right

FAMILY ACTIVITY:

  • Parents can demonstrate good character by "keeping their cool" in stressful situations such as in traffic jams. Patience is difficult for everyone, but especially so for small children. Be sure to reward your child when they are patient. A hug or a kind word can go a long way in reinforcing positive behavior.

CLASS ACTIVITY:

  • Give an assignment that requires students to do the work a little bit at a time. Examples might include: observing the moon, writing comments on newspaper stories, or reviewing short stories that are handed out everyday for several days.

HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITY:

  • America is the country that it is today because of the efforts of generations of Americans who tried to make this a better country. Select a major event in American history when a wrong was made right, for example, the civil rights movement or women gaining the right to vote. Write a short paper explaining why righting those wrongs took so long to correct. What would the country be like if those crusaders had given up because the wait was too long?

"Patience is a virtue." -Anonymous

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." -Jean Jacques Rousseau

"He that can have patience can have what he will." -Benjamin Franklin "Patience is a minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue." -Ambroise Bierce

"Hurry up and wait." -Army Saying

Perform a Random Act of Kindness Each Day

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