Two words that have the same amount of letters and stand in correlation within each other without realizing it has to be, for me, patient and rewards.
How are we so lucky to have to wait for things, so that even better things come our way?
If I have ever struggled with anything in my life, it is has been patience. I know I'm not the only one who thinks impatient is probably their middle name. Whether it's waiting in line for some fast food, my hair to air dry, a text back, a phone call, a new song or album to come out, and anything else that takes more time than my comfort zone will allow (which isn't much at all).
It seems so simple, doesn't it? Just waiting. There's nothing we can do about it, but man does it eat us up when something isn't coming our way fast enough. We begin to grow tired of it, we give up, we lose our sight of faith. It is so easy to become impatient and even easier to forget that there's something at the end of the tunnel.
If I have learned anything from being impatient, it has been that whenever we do choose to wait for whatever we happen to be waiting for whether it is a day, a month, a year or just a couple seconds - I have been equally blessed and rewarded in so many ways. The rewards that I have been shown have changed my life in so many ways. While not all rewards are going to be positive, they remain rewarding. Waiting for the storm to pass in order to experience the calm has been a challenging lesson. When the rewards are positive; however, I have experienced a whole new outlook on life. I remember praying for patience. Praying for days when things would come by easy and I wouldn't sweat a thing - waiting for this has paid in itself even now.
So, whenever you're a little down and out because you're waiting for some news, you're waiting for a text or a phone call, or even waiting for something so simple like your hair to dry: think of everything that will come AFTER you're done waiting. And whether the outcomes are good or bad, the rewards amount to doors closed and doors wide open. And I don't know about you, but I love the sound of both. So much can come from being patient and steadfast behind what you are waiting for. I can't say I've ever wronged myself when it comes to being consistent. Keep yourself sane. Trust in the "waiting time" that it will prosper in absolute values. Sometimes it's better to not be in control of everything.
"A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains." - Dutch Proverb
Here's to the two words that forever have the same amount of letters that we may not always plunge together in every situation - I hope you will always reign supreme in our difficult, trying, waiting times. There is nothing sweeter than the calm after one hell of a storm.