It is also the Feast Day of Saint Monica, patron saint of patience and also of wives and mothers to name a few. She was also the mother of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
Leo Tolstoy said that “Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
Those of us yearning for the working week to be over, it’s a good time to practice patience, for the long weekend will soon be here for you to enjoy. Do what you need to do today as best as you can and enjoy the weekend. Some of your greatest blessings come with patience. And of course, the people who test your patience are a blessing for without them, you can't practice patience.