This is no shock to anyone who knows me at all: I am not patient. I hate waiting. I have a hard time sitting still, waiting for the unknown. I hate surprises. If I could, I would plan out my life and just live that plan. But, as we all know, life does not work that way. Sadly, life is not wrapped up in a pretty little bow. Life is messy, crazy, and unpredictable. Luckily, as Tina Fey has said, “Perfect is boring.” So, all of the unexpected and messy parts of life are what makes it fun. It makes it worth living. It makes it positive.
As I have previously mentioned, I am participating in the #SheReadsTruth community, and during the “Living the Surrendered Life” daily devotional, I have read a lot to help me with patience. I have learned that everything happens for a reason. It is time for me to learn the lesson of patience and trust that I have the skill set to have a wonderful life.
I am focusing on learning new lessons in my life. I cannot jump ahead to the next sunny day or the happiest day of my life. Right now, I need to slog through the challenges in my life and take the lessons I need to learn in stride.
And, to help me with this, I’ll be listening to a lot of Tom Petty.