Patience by Tom Turner Have you left part of yourself behind you? The virtue of patience is first of all about dealing with difficult people. When you're disabled, you have met, and will meet all kinds of people. Those who won't listen to reason, easily get upset or just refuse to get along. Let's face it, in our everyday life we are destined to run into situations that more than frustrate us. Some people are champions! They get the first prize for pushing our buttons. Our reaction when faced with them, is to feel irritated. We either express our annoyance or suffer in silence. It seems to me that what works is not to react to the annoyance, but instead treat the person with skill and kindness. Difficult people are not used to that kind of treatment. Patience is also the skill of understanding and respecting your rhythms. We have all been victims of impatience. In an era of impatience, we have lost the art of waiting. At this holiday season remember "Patience is a Virtue."