noun 1.the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
Today as I sit here in the waiting room of a hospital, as I have done some many times over the years, I am tested to have patience. That is a quality I have always struggled with and could use improvement with. I guess I inherited my impatience from my sweet Grandma. She has so many wonderful traits, and patience is not one of them. We always joke, when she says she wants something done, she meant yesterday..lol. I guess I am the same way.
So as I impatiently wait for the hours to drag by while my dad is in surgery and we sit in the waiting room, of course my mind starts to wonder. I think of the past, and of the times I've been in a waiting room waiting on others. Then I think and pray about what the Dr. will hopefully come out and say. Ok, none of that thinking helps. On to the next thought. What to make this week, how to rearrange the store, what orders do I have, what New creative things can I come up with?
Wow it is like a world wind of chaos in my mind. It is slightly busy and crazy there. I see paint colors, furniture, upcycled decor, business ventures, diy projects. Oh my!! Then I sit and think about the future and direction we are headed. There are so many things we are looking forward to accomplishing in our near future. When I have times like this to sit and think, I get so excited which turns into impatience.
I need to remember this and make this my motto.
This is such a wonderful way to look at things. As much as I am looking forward to the future, I don't want to miss out on the present. I would hate to not Cherish Every Moment.
Whew, the Dr. just came out. Dad is out of surgery and in recovery. He is doing well and we can see him soon. Now time to relax and let my mind rest.
Here's a final thought for me and others who struggle with patience to consider.
Thank you so much for reading and remember to always "Cherish Every Moment".