Slappy

Waiting

I saw this wino, he was eating grapes.  It’s like, “dude, you have to wait.”                                                            Mitch Hedberg

I’m not  the most patient person on the planet, but I’m honestly trying to get better at it.  Have you seen the movie Evan Almighty?  There’s a scene in it where the mother is talking to God (in Morgan Freeman form) about how she wishes that her family were closer and that they would spend more time together.  God tells her that he won’t just instantly give her those things, but he will give her opportunities for those things to happen.  LIGHTBULB !!! It works the same way with patience.  God (or the universe or the magical unicorns .. whatever you believe) isn’t just going to magically grant you these things like some Genie with a lamp, but you can build on those things by using the opportunities you have.  I used to be afraid to pray for patience, because I knew that things were going to come across my path that would test my patience (and my nerves) to their limit …. but the me that I am now is welcoming those things.

I don’t say that things happen for a reason (like I used to), but I will say that sometimes things happen right when they need to.

I used to spend hours of every single day “farting around” on the Internet …. asking questions on forums, chatting with people, writing blog posts that had nothing to do with nothing, basically not getting much of any real worth done.

In the past month or so, I’ve changed … in so many ways.  I talk more to people in my real life.  I go out and do things.  I worry less about what people I don’t even know think about me.  I’ve reached out to people.  I’ve helped people.  I’ve spent time in the quiet … listening to the nothingness and realizing that my entire world doesn’t have to be filled with the busy and the hectic.  I listen more and I talk less.  I laugh more and I cry less.  I engage in what I’m working on and I multitask less (this was a REAL tough one for me).  There are really good things going on in my life and a few things that I just have to learn to wait for … but that’s okay … I can wait.

I am here more and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

 


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