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Instant Relationships

Jan 01, 1970 / Family Living     

Let's face it—we live in a world of instant gratification. We want it all, and we want it now. We're a nation of express lanes, fast food, texts and tweets. But it's a problem when we impose those same expectations on people. We want instant acceptance from our peers, instant response from our colleagues, instant help from our spouse—regardless of the circumstances. And when we don't get the immediate response we expect, we react negatively. But we weren't wired that way. People aren't machines. People require patience…So let's learn how to W.A.I.T.—together. When patience is exercised, it should be celebrated. Here is a complimentary Patience Award that you can share with your kids to show how much you value their ability to wait.



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