Daily Prompt: Waiting

via Daily Prompt: Waiting

“You’ll get through this” is usually the encouragement that you’ll receive when going through your ‘thing’…whatever that thing may be.  My response usually is, “I know. but it’s the journey of the “getting through” that wears me down.”  That journey usually requires me waiting for something, and waiting requires patience, and patience is what I am still learning.  Simple example: I have an hour commute to and from work.  The morning commute isn’t as bad, but the evening commute? Sweet baby Jesus! The traffic, the impatience of the other drivers, the child in the car seat who gives up on the commute after the first ten minutes and either cries, throws everything you hand her to play with or calls “momma! momma!” for 10 to 15 minutes. Yes, I know we’re going to get home -hell, she knows we’re going to get home- but getting there… the waiting….it’s difficult.  So we try to make the best of the waiting.  Play music. Sing together. Take my bangles of one at a time so she can put them on her little arms and say “ooooooooo” then toss them. You figure things out to get you through. Because if you don’t, it makes for a very hellish journey.  Apply this to your mental/emotional/physical journeying.  Waiting teaches patience and they say, “Patience is a virtue”.  So, enjoy the wait by making the best of your journey.

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