Patience...How Do We Wait For The Things In Life That May Never Come?
They say patience is a virtue. I say patience is a test. It is a test of endurance. A test I am more than willing to take if I know at the end it will be worth the frustration, the pain, the heartache, the suffering. But it's the not knowing that is the challenge.
I am very impatient in some ways. I can admit that sometimes I just want what I want, when I want it. No, I don't throw a tantrum, externally, but on the inside, argh. We are in a society of instant knowledge, and instant gratification. Yes, I am going to blame society, at least a little.
So many things are at our fingertips and come so easy, and yet so much is beyond our control. For example, my expiration date. I truly believe I will live to be an old woman, and die holding the hand of a beautiful man who is the love of my life. The thing is I am in my early 40s, and have a lot of life left to live. I know that I am probably in for a rollercoaster ride the next few decades of my life, especially with two girls. What will the next 40 years bring me? That's the exciting, and the frustrating question.
Life is unpredictable, crazy at times, and sometimes cruel. When we are telling ourselves "this too shall pass", it would be nice to know these words were not said in vain. A crystal ball would really come in handy, but then I suppose that would really take all of the fun out of life.
I truly believe that everything works out as it should, and I believe in fate to a large degree. I also believe that everyone ultimately gets theirs in the end, good and bad. We usually reap what we sow. I can be patient. I know it will happen.
I know this is a blog full of old adages and proverbs, and while I do not consider myself a religious person, I find them very fitting. To answer my own question posed in this blog, you just do. You just wait. What other option is there?
Do you consider yourself a patient person? Do you skip to the end of the book to see how it ends? If you could find out how your story ends, would you?
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. - Leo Tolstoy