Anyone can profit from good.
But turning misfortune to benefit
Is for the wise, I conclude.
Wisdom and patience cook their food.
To do well when all is okay
Is easy for our brain,
But in our heads we have much more than clay –
So, think what for. You can do it today.
To surrender when something is wrong,
To sink and to lose all
Or to step over and to try to become strong;
To save and to improve what you can so long?
It is up to you to decide;
Every new day is a beginning.
Birds know this, they do not hide.
In the open sky they glide.
Iaroslav Sunday 18.01.2009
Once I donated
Without expecting anything back.
I know that the giver’s hand will not be underrated,
That s/he will not lack.
What I didn’t know
Was that it would happen in no time.
Sometimes we plant and we have to wait for the seed to grow,
Whether we donate skills or a dime.
Be patient, have faith –
If bad stuff grows, more so the good;
Things happen at their own pace.
Good things are worth doing I’d like to conclude.
Iaroslav June 2017
When we are in extreme situations,
It’s what seems the least that matters the most:
Prayer, a word of support, and patience,
Faith, hope, love a quarrel closed,
Repentance, Communion, communication,
Fresh air, sleep, enough water and rest.
Therefore, remember these at all times, in any nation.
In loving God and neighbour – do your best.
Image credit: Sergei Akulich, “Peyto Lake, Canada (Unsplash)” October 27, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC0 1.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 11.03.2018
Have you ever thought
That loving others
As we love ourselves, which should be a lot,
Is being accepting of your sisters and brothers?
It is being forgiving and patient in all;
Loving God, including in His creation;
Being happy, faithful, hopeful, and tall
Despite shortcomings and an awkward business presentation?
Love God and love your neighbour,
Love yourself in studies, rest, and labour.
Smile often whenever you can.
Melting ice inside and keeping positive is the plan!
Iaroslav Friday – Sunday 02-04.02.2018
Be patient in all important things.
This means – do not worry.
However much waiting life brings;
However much trial and error – do not be sorry.
You can make corrections along the way.
However hard or busy – remember to pray.
Small as this thing may seem –
It will help approach your dream.
Iaroslav Thursday 20.07.2017
Do things at once
Like helping the poor,
Like completing a task.
Be the doer,
Praise, give, ask.
Always in prayer,
Patient, but never an idle “stayer”.
Iaroslav Friday 20.10.2017
Як сумно часом буває,
Чому успіх чужий комусь заважає?
Чи ми, люди, брати?
Чи не тому ми тут, щоб один одному допомогти?
Та дехто забуває,
Через дрібне головне зневажає.
Люди – різні та є добро,
Назавжди переможе Воно.
Хай жорстокий розуміє,
Любові тепло синів-дочок зігріє.
Лагідні яскраво засяють.
Терпінням й добром вони перемагають.
Iaroslav Saturday 23.01.2010
Keep on working
However hard it is.
You will soon be “forking”;
But now have patience, please.
The darkest hour
Is right before the dawn
You are this city’s flower.
To get the prize we have to work hard like an ant and a prawn.
Iaroslav Sunday 15.09.2013
Incredible, how changes are fast!
But God disposes.
It’s all true to the last!
No use relying on men…
You’ll pay a double price,
But won’t get a bit of your rice.
What shall I do then?
Upon God I will rely!
Being patient and sage,
Quick at learning, slow at rage,
Always in action, never too shy!
Image credit: Jeffrey Pang, “Nub Peak Panorama” December 12, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 28.06.2008
However hard it is, go on.
I know problems weigh much,
But to win you were born;
Your kind heart makes you strong as such!
It’s never too late to improve
When you are ready to fight,
Your deeds will prove,
You will enjoy a victorious light.
But now be patient to wait, let the day chase night.
What cannot be cured,
Should be endured.
A climber starts from the bottom to reach the height.
Iaroslav Sunday 13.01.2008
None of us knows
The crosses of others;
Therefore, wherever each of us goes
Let us be patient with sisters and brothers.
Iaroslav Thursday 02.02.2017
Courage, patience, and smile
Are the things to keep going –
Stock up to cover an extra mile,
Iaroslav Sunday 11.09.2016
To act upon consideration
Involves patience and confidence without hesitation.
This lays the way to success in all.
Wisdom will make peaceful your station.
You will have no call.
Patience will save you from a fall.
Wisdom… The whole world is in this word,
It can heal, it can fly, it can crawl!
Iaroslav Sunday 02.03.2008
Patience is all we need!
To savour sweet berries
A farmer takes a small seed.
But time is not sold like cherries.
He who knows how to wait
Inherits riches and fame.
Better wise now than when it is too late;
Learn to control your flame.
Open your eyes to avoid blindness.
Here are two words to learn by heart:
Patience and kindness.
Among the great they make your part.
Iaroslav Saturday – Sunday 16-17.02.2008
When you meet a special someone
And it doesn’t work the way you want at once,
Don’t worry – your thing will not be gone.
Stock up with patience for a year, a day or a month.
Iaroslav Sunday 14.08.2016
Strengthen your heart
And wait on the Lord with patience.
He crowns with victory your finish and blesses your start.
He makes your name known among nations.
Image credit: Tony Webster, “Marsh Loop (2186471664)” September 16, 2005, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Wednesday 08.06.2016
Le ruisseau de temps coule vite.
Et beaucoup va changer:
Les choses intérieures aussi que le site.
Mais il n’est jamais trop tard pour changer.
Seulement te rappelle toujours:
C’est à toi.
Il y a fondement même dans les plus grandes tours.
Tiens la patience et l’amour avec la foi.
Image credit: Ron B, “Banff Glacier” August 16, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Wednesday 04.04.2007
If things do not stick together,
Patience, it will soon pass.
You will spread your beautiful wings feeling lighter than a feather.
Fill up with patience as you fill up with gas.
Iaroslav Monday 29.02.2016
Every day is a new life
And we live, we say, and we run as if in a strife.
But there are things which are minor,
They will disappear on the horizon like a liner.
There are things which are essential,
They must be treated in a way which is differential.
Minor matters draw to the earth and lower in fact;
Essential things require patience and tact.
What’s the difference you say?
Watch and you will see as clear as day:
The award for the minor things is none,
The award for essential ones is blessing with every new dawn.
Image credit: Shawn, “Looking down the Banff Airstrip (3709530211)” July 11, 2009, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 14.10.2007
Patience is a virtue,
The lack of it can hurt you.
A person who can possess himself and is witty
Is better than the one who can capture a city.
You can have an army and money,
But this will not make your day sunny;
And they can disappear quickly; –
Cover yourself with wisdom and patience thickly.
The beginning of wisdom is the fear of God, truly.
Cheer up, have faith and act duly.
Have patience on all the paths of life:
At work, at school, with your husband or wife.
Iaroslav Sunday – Thursday 24-28.05.2015
Be consistent in good:
Do something good all the time!
For our souls, kind things are like food;
So, nourish it well with kind deeds and good rhyme.
Watch what you say,
Be patient when people are rude
‘Cause you have your own way.
Whatever they do, try to do things which are good!
Iaroslav Thursday 11.12.2014