Contentment. Enjoying the scenery along the detour; not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Diplomacy. The art of letting other people have your way.
Friends. Someone who asks how you are, and wants to hear the answer; Someone who is there for you when he'd rather be somewhere else.
Horse sense. Stable thinking combined with the ability to say "nay".
Maturity. Acting your age instead of your urge.
Pessimist. Someone who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.
Wisdom. The reward you get for listening when you would have preferred to talk.