Sunday, March 18, 2012

Worth The Wait

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
-Carl Sagan

"For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith. But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting."
-T.S. Elliot

"Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act."
-Paulo Coelho

"Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow--that is patience."

"The secret to patience is doing something else meaningful in the worthwhile."

"Patience is the art of hoping."

"One minute of patience, ten years of peace."

"You have to keep moving forward, holding on, and never give up because the best is yet to come."

"What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't happened yet."

The average person waits between 45 to 62 minutes a day on something.
It's been estimated that the average person spends 5 years of their life in waiting.
We are all waiting on something... big or small... waiting for love, for change, in lines, for movies, on trains, in planes, for forgiveness, for opportunities, for goals and dreams and wishes, for the world to change.
I've come to the conclusion that sometimes there are phases of our lives that feel like a waiting room. There is nothing anyone can do about it. Most of the time change happens slowly, one day at a time, moment by moment. You have to be patient and take small steps in the right direction. That's what life is: small, long, hard, challenging, tiring, steps that you take every single day so when you look back you see how far you've truly come. It adds up, the distance you've covered. You have to smile and press forward enjoying the journey with the realization that the wait will be worth it.
Waiting doesn't mean you're just standing still watching your life pass by... waiting means to keep going and never let go or falter even when it seems impossible. Even if it feels like you are waiting for something (or someone) that will never happen (or never come). What you are waiting for could be just a little further down the path and you can't see it from when you currently stand. You want to give up, but the thing is you can't stop because it's there and waiting for you. Once you reach it, you'll discover it was worth the wait, that you'd repeat the tedious, seemingly unending, wait and trip it took to get there countless times because it's so worth it, it's everything.
Waiting means something's coming.
You're waiting for something or someone.
The longer you wait, the more you anticipate, the better and sweeter it will be when you find it.
Anything worth having is worth waiting for.
What are you waiting for?

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