I am here waiting on a delivery of a new range; stovetop and oven. It is 23 minutes past the said arrival time and I do not know when they will show.
We did call them and they said another hour and a half. What?!?!?! oh my! (deep sigh)
Life is a lot about waiting. Like the one Dr. Seuss’ book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go“
“Waiting for the train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.”
That certainly was my very favorite book that I first bought when I found out I was pregnant almost 22 years ago. I read it to my ‘belly’ and thereafter. I gave my beautiful, fabulous daughter a limited special edition of it for her high school graduation. This book really excites me! lol I’m not really sure how she feels about it!?!
So, I wait.
I have learned waiting can be a beautiful thing. As I choose to use the time doing something I wouldn’t normally do, the time can be used very effectively and efficiently.
I am typing this blog that I would not have done. I can choose to just bring awareness within myself and to my breath. I can take a scan of my body and see where things stand. I can pay attention to my thoughts and see where things stand (hoot). I can stretch. I can listen to music. I can reach out to a loved one. I can get something done that was on my ‘dread to do’ list. No, I don’t really have one of them but it sounds like a good idea just now.
Or, I can choose to get angry, disappointed, frustrated and worked up.
We always have a choice on how we respond to any given situation.
May you choose your best and most self-loving choice as often as possible when you find yourself waiting…. And, you will find yourself waiting!