Tuesday, March 11, 2008

waiting is inevitable but anticipation is optional

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Patience is a virtue. Just when I’m dying to speed things up, I hear someone utter those words. I could have strangled the speaker! But I didn't because although the phrase has now become a cliché, patience is, indeed and will always be, a virtue.

For several days now, I had to wait in line to get a ride on the single remaining operational elevator in our building. That or take the stairs all the way to the 29th floor in a mini skirt and high heels. Like elevator rides there are things in life where waiting is necessary and inevitable. Though we do everything in our power to hasten the ticking of the clock, we just cannot. The slow passage of time, like a mighty force, we must respect.

If there are things where waiting is unavoidable, there are also things in life that are worth waiting and being patient for – for eleven months, or seven years, or even a whole lifetime. For these things, the anxious waiting stops and joyful anticipation begins. We no longer just wait, but we look forward to these things with serenity and gladness in our hearts.

In life, waiting may be inevitable but anticipation is optional.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

From a French Restaurant Menu.

"If you are made to wait, it is only to serve you better"

Angeli said...

hahahahah.. but what if they sit you in a corner and totally forget about you? :)

Anonymous said...

That's fortuitous for those who want privacy but not not famished. :)

Angeli said...

if you want to eat in private, why go to a restaurant? :)

 
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