patience is a virtue that i was not blessed with and therefore is one that i have to work on nearly all the time...wilson is a great help for this as sometimes all i want to do i have an extra moment of sleep or a bit more quiet time or not have to get up and take him out for the 10th time in the past 5 minutes as he sits on his mat at the door asking to go out.
this is something that i have prayed a lot about [not just for wilson's sake] and now have these subtle reminders to keep me in line [although inhale 1-2-3 exhale 4-5-6 does work wonders too]...when you're at your wits end and you are frustrated or being impatient say a quick prayer first and think of these [or even better, commit it to memory]...
"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires." James 1:19-20
"The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools." Ecclesiastes 7:8-9
"Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land." Psalms 37:7-9