Theme For August 12th – Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

“…Never had to knock on wood, but I know someone who has, which makes me wonder if I could…” Leave it to The Mighty Mighty Bosstones to create the song running through my head due to last week’s theme. It might be a bit premature to say this, but I think the soundtrack to the Seven Virtues is going to be a lot more lighthearted than that of its counterpart.

Interpretations varied greatly but the important thing to take away from Humility is that it can be found all around us – from the sidewalks we traverse daily to the museums we wander into occasionally as well as within us, seemingly from nowhere at all. So let’s continue this warm, fuzzy train of purity and goodness with:

Theme: Patience – quiet steady perseverance; even-tempered care; the level of endurance one can take before negativity.

Structure: Free Verse

It’s safe to assume that everyone has come across situations in their life requiring this virtue. If anything, life is a constant stream of endless exercises in patience at work, at home, at school, at the local ice cream shoppe, while driving, grocery shopping, texting, hunting, praying, waiting for that new book release, sitting at the optometrist’s office because everything has become incredibly blurry in the last couple of years but it must just be the world because your eyes work just fine, you swear… seeing results from the gym, gardening, learning any new skill, with customers, with your boss, with your coworkers, with your neighbors, with your puppy, etc. (because otherwise this list would never end).

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time”            – Leo Tolstoy

We happily await your interpretation of this great virtue: Send submissions to to be published.

Jessie Gutierrez 

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