Daily Post : Waiting

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt :Waiting

Waiting is a fact of life, it teaches us patience. After all we cannot move endlessly. It’s always a good idea to stop. When we get impatient if there is a delay for anything, for e.g ย delay in eating because your mom took a break, so the cooking started later than usual. Instead of gobbling up a whole bunch of junk food, one can drink water, read a book, watch a program on TV. It’s one way of calming ones hunger pains.

Most of us ย travel to distant places, perhaps by train,bus or private cars and the plane. We cannot be sure at all times we’ll reach our destination on time.

The train may arrive late, the tire of the bus may be punctured, our private car may have engine trouble and a plane goes through all kinds of problems, fog, hurricane, blizzard, these are major weather problems. It’s always a good idea to wait.

I think waiting needs a lot of patience. Once I was waiting for my husband to pick me up, I don’t know how long it was I went inside the school building to call a cab, the cab came instantly, as soon as I sat inside. The cab driver said, ‘O look your husband is here to pick you up.’

I looked at him and said, ‘Do you mind?’

We lived in a small town, the cab driver knew us, he said, ‘No I don’t mind, you can go.’

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16 thoughts on “Daily Post : Waiting

  1. So I’m earlier than Robert today!

    It is indeed a delightful post and while reading it I was constantly thinking about putting the advice about waiting (and patience) to practice in my life more persistently. Thanks for writing it ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Love this! This is where all spiritual teachings start and has been mentioned in the Quran 21 times! It surely is a virtue and I too should practice it more. I used to be extremely impatient, but now I don’t react as much, I just wait and relax. It also reminds me of a story by a monk, who said that, part of their training is ‘patience’ – they travel and test themselves whilst they have to wait around for the bus or at the airport – whether it takes hours or days, their purpose is to remain calm and centered. Great lesson – thank you for sharing! โค

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