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?
(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.
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.
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.