I’m Not Waiting Anymore

“My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambition.”
James Joyce

To be able to wait well, patiently is something I’ve tried to teach my children. We all spend a good portion of our lives waiting:
For a line to move
For traffic
For water to boil
For a friend to arrive

Delaying gratification is an admirable feat to achieve. Without the ability to delay gratification, we’d all be in debt, because rather than waiting to make a purchase until we have the funds in hand, we’d charge everything we ever wanted.

You can over do delayed gratification. While I have been known to eat my desert first on occasion, I have spent a good portion of my adult life waiting for things that may not happen without my intervention:

Waiting for life to get better
Waiting for someone to change
Waiting to get a raise,
Waiting to go on a vacation
Waiting to be happy
Waiting to start living
Waiting for an idea before I write a post— (maybe that one should be on the other list)

I’m not waiting any more.
Nov 16, 2014
Waiting Room
“Good things come to those who wait.” Do you agree? How long is it reasonable to wait for something you really want?


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