Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Learning to Wait....

is the title for the October 8th reading in her book, 'The Language of Letting Go' by Melody Beattie. This is a well thumbed, dog eared favorite from which I read  each day! The following is an excerpt  I find comforting as so many of my friends, family, loved ones as well as myself are in the process of learning this valuable lesson on waiting!

"The people who are the most successful at living and loving are those who can learn to wait successfully. Not many people enjoy waiting or learning patience. Yet, waiting can be a powerful tool that will help us accomplish much good.

We cannot always have what we want when we want it. For different reasons, what we want to do, have, be, or accomplish is not available to us now. But there are things we could not do or have today, no matter what, that we CAN have in the future. Today, we would make ourselves crazy trying to accomplish what will come naturally and with ease later.

We can trust that all is on schedule. Waiting time is NOT wasted time. Something is being worked out- in us, in someone else, in the Universe.

We don't have to put our life on hold while we wait. We can direct our attention elsewhere; we can practice acceptance and gratitude in the interim; we can trust that we do have a life to live while we are waiting- then we go about living it.

Deal with your frustration and impatience, but learn how to wait. The old saying, "You can't always get what you want" isn't entirely true. Often, in life, we can get what we want - especially the desires of our heart- if we can learn to wait."

  This encourages MY heart and I hope it does YOURS as well!


  1. oh my goodness - i know you thought of me when you posted that! haha! good words of wisdom that i shall put in my mind to remind me that this is all worth it and patience truly is a virtue. thanks for sharing!

  2. wizard!It is a precious teaching!Loved it!

  3. So true! This sounds like an incredible book!