Published on: November 12, 2010

Filled Under: Ask the Reader (YOU), Thought of the Week

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As a young child, you have to wait until you’re bigger. Wait until it’s your turn. Wait until next time. Wait until you’re potty trained. Wait until you’re in school.

You have to wait until it is graded to see how you did. Wait until you get home. Wait until your brother/sister is done with it. Wait until you have your drivers license. Wait until you’re an adult. Wait until your’re 21. Wait until you’re graduated.

You have to wait until you have some experience. Wait until you have your degree. Wait until you have more money. Wait until pay day. Wait until you’re married, divorced, or other. Wait until you’re hired. Wait until your review. Wait for it to go through insurance. Wait for your refund.

You have to wait for the diagnosis. And hope that it’s wrong. Wait to see if the disease can be cured from your body. You have to wait for the answer. Wait. Wait. Wait.

We have to wait in our lives. A lot. Even though we should be used to it, it can be tough. We want the answer – now. It’s an exercise of our patience. Are YOU waiting for something right now? Perhaps the quote below can comfort you or ease the troubles of waiting.

“One day at a time–this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”     –Ida Scott Taylor

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