My dear,

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.

Whatever your task, begin every single day as if it’s your first day battling this task ahead of you. Don’t tell yourself that you’ve done it for however many days now so maybe just for today you can relax. No! Begin every day anew. Every day is your first day.

And remember, be patient. You will fail… more than once. Be patient.

Falsely yours,
Saint Francis de Sales