Beauty in the Wait


I've never really considered myself an impatient person. I'm the type who slowly warms up to new ideas. I take my time and research absolutely everything before I jump in. I weigh the pros and cons, and I try to think past how I'm feeling in the moment to how every decision will effect my life in the long run.

But once I decide? Yeah, I guess I want it NOW. I want to jump in with both feet. I want to spent the extra for overnight shipping. I want to do the hard work and see the results immediately.

But lately I'm learning that there's beauty in waiting. In wanting something, and not being able to immediately obtain it. There's beauty in learning patience. There's beauty in knowing that the wait may seem like forever right now, but it's a blink of an eye in the grand scheme of things.

So I close my eyes, take a deep breath, and remind myself of that simple truth. Maybe I'm not where I want to be right this very second, but I also can't get this second back. And I can't waste today away longing for the blessings of tomorrow. Tomorrow will come. It always does. So let's savor where we are and what we have today.

Because soon it will be gone and we'll never get it back.