Thinking Out Loud ~ Waiting With Patient Expectations

Good Things are Coming Your Way

Saint-Exupéry in writes in The Little Prince, “The little prince, who watched the installation of a huge button, felt that he would get a miraculous appearance, but the flower did not finish preparing to become beautiful, sheltered in its green room. It chose with care its colors. It got dressed slowly, it adjusted one by one its petals. It did not want to come out all wrinkles like the poppies. It didn’t want to appear in the full radiance of its beauty. . . . And then, in one morning, precisely at the time of the rising of the sun, it showed up.”

NOTE: Have you ever wanted something so badly you felt as if what you wanted wouldn’t happen? I think we’ve all had that experience. It’s easy to begin to believe that it will not happen, it wasn’t meant for us, and to push our wishes and dreams aside. What if we wait with patient expectations? Then, like the little prince, we shall see our flower arriving at the precise time it was meant to arrive.

Poem for Today

Keep A-Pluggin’ Away

Paul Laurence Dunbar

I’ve a humble little motto
That is homely, though it’s true,—
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.
It’s a thing when I’ve an object
That I always try to do,—
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.
When you’ve rising storms to quell,
When opposing waters swell,
It will never fail to tell,—
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.

If the hills are high before
And the paths are hard to climb,
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.
And remember that successes
Come to him who bides his time,—
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.
From the greatest to the least,
None are from the rule released.
Be thou toiler, poet, priest,
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.

Delve away beneath the surface,
There is treasure farther down,—
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.
Let the rain come down in torrents,
Let the threat’ning heavens frown,
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.
When the clouds have rolled away,
There will come a brighter day
All your labor to repay,—
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.

There ‘ll be lots of sneers to swallow.
There’ll be lots of pain to bear,—
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.
If you’ve got your eye on heaven,
Some bright day you’ll wake up there,
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.
Perseverance still is king;
Time its sure reward will bring;
Work and wait unwearying,—
    Keep a-pluggin’ away.


Poem for Today ~ The Last Word

The Last Word

Mark Van Doren

You looked inside
For what the perishable flesh might hide; 
And now you say that inner part
Will represent her in my heart. 

I tell you no.
Philosopher, I say I loved her so
I did not dig within—content
When seasons came, when seasons went.

When she would frown,
You think I set the meaning of it down?
The meaning goes; but something stays
I shall have with me all my days—

Her forehead bare
One instant, then blown over by her hair; 
A sudden turn; her hand at rest
Upon a window toward the west. . . .

Inspiring Quote for Today ~ Stop, Look, & Listen

“The universe is always speaking to us… sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities,reminding us to stop, to look around,

to believe in something else, something more.

Positive Thought for Today ~ Patience Pays Off on Many Levels

Patience Matters

We hear a lot about the importance of patience when striving for an important goal or reaching something we’v always dreamed about. How much more important is patience in waiting for someone we love to get their life together? I’ve witnessed families fall apart because there was no patience with one who is struggling to figure it out. I’ve also witnessed the opposite where families held the door open and waited and their waiting paid off in reconciliation. Patience does pay off on many different levels.. 

Inspiring Quote for Today ~ Be Like Water

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”

Feeling Good Tip of the Day ~ Slow it Down, Be at Peace

“Have patience.  What’s the rush? Putting stress and pressure on ourselves creates impatience.  Learn to enjoy times where we simply have to wait.  While waiting in line, take the opportunity to have a friendly passing conversation with someone new or catch up on trending news in your favorite local magazine.” Source

NOTE: Patience isn’t easy to practice. Yet, it is a sure pathway to peace. Is it better to feel like a boiling pot of water or to feel like a serene calm lake? Most of the things that can’t wait, can wait. Patience accompanied with a smile makes our world a bit more peaceful and kind.

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