How do you handle waiting? Do you get antsy? Fearful? Happy? Hopeful? I am waiting on something right now and I am learning to focus my energy on enjoying the moment I am in, regardless of the waiting. To not miss what is happening around me while I wait. It is a practice that takes quite a bit of effort… but the rewards are worthwhile!
I was inspired when I read this quote from Jane Austen encouraging me to channel my patience into hope. Simply “hoping” sounds so much more appealing than “waiting” or just “being patient”, doesn’t it?
“Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.”
One of the delights of hope is that it increases happiness! And I would much rather joyfully wait in hope than to give in to fears which may never even happen!
I hope you will join me in “hope” today – for whatever you may be waiting for…