All in good time?
Save the best for last?
What about, “All good things come to those who wait“? Could we insert a scream right here? Seriously, are you as sick and tired of hearing these as I am, well-meant as they may be? Don’t misunderstand. I love the good intentions behind each and every single phrase but truly, I
sometimes often feel that nature (or God, depending on how you view things) is taking just a widdle bit too long.
DO YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY?
Leaving things to chance is something that’s insanely difficult for me. Closer to impossible, I’d say, because while life usually does serve up what I’ve been hunting for, it’s typically later rather than earlier. And I’ve always been an impatient woman.
Of late, I’ve been asking myself why that is.
Is there a method to all this madness?
That I must endure a period of challenge in order to bring about change and growth? Yes, I understand that we spend a huge portion of our lives waiting because change is indeed a process. And I also know that most of us seek change but could really do without the waiting process. But, wait for it, here’s the harsh truth – waiting is a given, we are going to wait. The question is, are we going to wait with patience? Or are we going to wait with frustration?
Such words coming from someone for whom patience is not a virtue.
Which is it going to be for me?
I suppose if I wait with patience, with a sense of calm, I might actually enjoy the wait (it’s a long shot but who knows?). View it as more of an evolution, less of a torture. Here’s another nugget of brutal honesty. Patience, like all its other sister virtues, appears only to surface when shit hits the fan and we feel as though our world has fallen apart. So, my friend, don’t imagine it’s going to be a walk in the park. But, there’s something to be said about the power of endurance. Of steadfastness and determination in the face of trying times.
WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU, ONLY MAKES YOU STRONGER
trick challenge now is to actually follow my own advice. And that’s something I’ve never been very good at so this will be interesting. Would you listen to you?
p/s photos by Sofia Touassa
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