Patience


I came across this quote on Pinterest (Oh, Pinterest!) and it really got me thinking. 

I don't know about you, but I have never mastered waiting. I mean, let's face it, we are human, and waiting for things we want is just plain crappy. Especially now, when we live in a world where anything we want to know and much of what we want is available to us on a device that fits in our pocket. 

You're not sure how to spell a word? Your phone has spell check.

You're not sure how to get somewhere? You have GPS.

You want to know who the actor is in this movie? No need to wait 'til the credits, you have an IMDB app for that. Now you know who they are, where they were born, and what other shows they have been in. 

You want a pizza? You don't even have to call to have it delivered anymore! You download the app, pick your crust, toppings, and pay for it all on your phone. 20 minutes later that pizza guy is knockin on your door.

You want that TV show season that was just released on DVD? Amazon prime can have it on your doorstep in 2 days, and the shipping is FREE!

You want anything delivered to your house in 2 days? You can most likely get it on Amazon. 

You have a question about, really, ANYTHING? Google it.

The list goes on. But the moral of the story is that the internet age has turned us into VERY impatient people. 

And the moral of our story is that being surrounded by people having babies has made us very impatient for our own. So, we've tried to be patient, thinking that meant we had to learn to wait. Well, guess what! Despite all the waiting these last few years, we have not developed the ability to wait and, therefore, are not patient. Right? WRONG!

"Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting." 

Everyday is different, of course! But I think for the most part, we are getting there. We are learning to be patient. We are learning that despite what we don't have have, life is good! We can be happy and adventurous, and have FUN while we wait for children. We don't have to mope around wishing for better days. Better days are HERE, if we just enjoy right now! That's what it means to be patient. So, stop sitting around hating the life you have because you are wasting your time waiting on the life you don't have yet. 

Think about that.

XO.