Dear girl,

I know you're waiting. I know you've been waiting. You've been waiting for love. You've been waiting for success. You've been waiting to catch a break. You've been waiting for something to change. No matter what you're waiting for, I know it can be hard.

It's amazing how much energy waiting takes. It's exhausting. It's frustrating. It's easy to feel hopeless in waiting. Waiting consumes us and becomes our primary focus. Waiting sucks. It's hard to be patient.

If we spend all our energy waiting, we can't enjoy what's right in front of us as much. There is a lot of good right in front of you right now. Don't miss it. There may be one day you wish to have these days back. It's good to be hopeful for the future, but don't let that stop you from enjoying now.

Sometimes I'm thankful for the wait. Sometimes it means that I don't have to endure something hard or difficult now because the promise of something better is around the corner. Sometimes things happen or people come into your life at the right time. Sometimes waiting is good. I just don't want it to keep you from missing out on the great things that are happening to you right now. Nothing in your life. will ever be perfect.

Waiting can teach us a lot. Waiting is definitely a learning process. I believe if we really desire something in our hearts, then that promise is in our hearts because that desire will be filled, though maybe not in the way we expect. When the wait is over, it can renew our spirit. In waiting, we learn patience and trust. Knowing that we can gain those life lessons doesn't make waiting any easier. Perhaps it shows us that there are some good things that can come out of waiting. However, you don't have to just sit there and wait, doing nothing.

Just sitting around waiting is not productive. You also don't have to sit around waiting for something to happen. Take action and steps toward everything you want. You may have to end up waiting to get what you want anyway. You have some control over making things happen, too. Every action or step you take could lead to something you've been waiting for. Do something in the waiting. You owe it to yourself.

Love,

A girl who is also waiting