Suddenly Sunday: What are You Waiting For?

Suddenly Sunday: What are you waiting for?

It happens to be Suddenly Sunday again here in Chisana and although the last snow storm has ended, another builds even now. I was waiting to write this to tell and share with you the day’s adventures. (sigh.)

The day has been spent waiting…. it seems at times, a LOT of time is spent waiting..

What are you waiting for?

Right now, today, at this point in your life, what are you waiting for? A sign? A raise? A job? The perfect job? The snow to stop? Prices to go down? The planets to line up?

Stop waiting!

(Hang on a minute, I’ll be right back…)

Ok. I had been waiting all day long to get outside! Sheesh. We were supposed to be heading out, set a new line of traps and check in on the horses at their winter graze. Didn’t happen. The sun is going down. So I went out and walked down to the river, for you and for me.

I have been spending too much time inside. Again. My self-imposed deadlines among other responsibilities seem to take all the hours in the day, leaving me here, at the computer, writing, reading, commenting and responding.

Maybe, waiting…?

I hope you stopped waiting today…

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.  No apologies or excuses.  No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.  The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.  This is the day your life really begins.             

~Bob Moawad

My own biggest “Wait” is what I refer to as my Scarlet O’Hara gene, “I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.” And as we all know well and with certainty, tomorrow never comes.

Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, if you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.
– Morris West

When you catch yourself waiting, what do you do? Personally, I have to “bull” my way through it, just force myself, to do it, say it, finish it. Sometimes, I  find myself on the other side after only moments of beginning, sometimes the feeling of accomplishment comes as I finish, but it always comes.

“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.”                            – Margaret Thatcher

Patience is a hard one for me. Waiting, when to wait and when to push on, is also a quandary at times. Is it really better to wait? To hold yourself back, in the game of timing.

“Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.”                                     – Fulton J. Sheen

Do you ever catch yourself waiting? Putting things off? Especially certain things, those things that only benefit yourself, like taking a walk, taking a break. Make sure you take care of you! Remember, all you do, and all those who benefit from what you do, depend upon you. The best you. The best you deserves to be cared for and about. By you.

“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.”    ~Max Ehrmann

I hope you (and we!) have a wonderful week ahead and if you catch yourself waiting, let me know if you need a boost.





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12 Responses to Suddenly Sunday: What are You Waiting For?

    • Kaarina!
      Decide. Do.
      Me too, mostly. It’s that going outside to play that I have a hard time with, personally. Walking away from great big heaps of STUFF to do. “First things First” is a background chant in my world and I have to be drug, kicking, threatening and screaming to walk away from the STUFF.
      Keepin’ on, keeping on.
      Thanks for bopping in, Kaarina!
      ~Amber-Lee, aka Alaska Chick

  1. I love this post, Amber! :)

    Procrastination leads to a future of nothing new, same old, same old and the death of dreams.

    You have to kick it in the buttuska!

    Cheers, miss!

    • Mark!
      A comment you left yesterday… at Josh’s house (?) it was beautiful. Next time you go for your morning walk, PLEASE take your camera! The things and critters you saw on your walk were amazing! It must be how people feel when I speak of our lives here…. like a completely different planet.

      And, yeah, you and I, we see eye to eye on procrastination (and I think other ideas as well) and dream killers.
      Safe Adventures out there on those walks!
      ~Amber-Lee, aka Alaska Chick

    • Gail, Hi!
      We, you and I, both know that sometimes fear keeps us where we know we stand…. even if it isn’t where we dream of being or hope to be or even thought at one time, where we would be…
      Sometimes, it is the people around us..
      It’s all good for me (or anyone) to say “surround yourself with positive (or happy) people.” But we also know that there are times you can’t just shake loose or turn your back on some of them…and some of them are really good and squashing those dreams in ways that are undefinable.
      I want to break free myself at times, but know at the same time that dragging a squirming, angry, biting and kicking friend, family member or stranger along with you is going to be really….really hard.
      Thank you for being here, Gail!

  2. Love the slide show with captions!

    Oooooh..Patience and waiting..I don’t do either well. I can work on the patience..but waiting is a different story..Now procrastinating..I can do well…LOL

    As Always ~*~

    • Ann,
      Yeah. Sigh. I was out sick the day He was passing out Patience, I think, and I have been trying to find it all on my own, ever since!

  3. Quit waiting for that pot of gold to fall from the sky with the rainbow. Yep.

    Carpe diem. (Oh, yeah, since I’m an uppity city girl, I’m not gonna tell you what that means.)

    So there… :-p

    • LOL! Jayme. Seriously. I may live in the boondocks, but I have the power!
      Carpe diem: To “seize the day” and/or a certain moment in time. To put aside all differences, all fears, all worries, and just go for it.
      Ha! (Big Toothy Grin!)

  4. Amber-Lee! It’s great to be here :) I loved your sharing – I am just telling you I will stop waiting to go outside for my fresh air and (quickly dwindling) sunshine. Getting off this computer, and going out for a real experience. LOVED your words, soothing soothing soothing. And what awesome pictures!

    • I am so GLAD, you came by, Robin.

      I know how easy it is, to sit at my laptop, reading, studying and writing…glancing out of the window beside me as I search my mind for a word… and know that the light is begging me to come outside and just breathe it… and the next time I glance up, the light is gone.

      I am so happy you’ll be in it!

      And I’ll let you know this as well, Robin, I may not leave a comment often, but I’m there (here). Reading and absorbing the beautiful (and soothing) comfort you offer with your words. You made my day with your note (to my email).
      Consider yourself hugged right back!
      ~ Amber-Lee

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