I am ready any time. Do not keep me waiting.
John Mason Brown
We all tend to get very impatient when we have to wait on someone. When they are late, we tend to worry or wonder why. But I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason. There are many stories about those that have just missed an accident because they were running late.
For years I ran a very tight ship here at my house. In order to get everything done, schedules had to be kept. Working and taking care of a house and family kept me so busy I rarely had anytime off for myself. I laughingly now look back at those days because now nothing has to be done, nothing runs on a schedule and nothing is done in a hurry.
When I retired I decided it was time to sit back, rest, and enjoy life more. I figure it’s a reward for many long years of work.
Anyway back to the subject at hand. Waiting on others to show up. I learned that if I had to rely on someone else’s time schedule, I’d never be on time or get much done. Other people’s timeliness or lack of it shouldn’t effect how I spend my days.
Focus on today and handle things as they occur. Know that what’s happened in the past is water under the bridge. Remember that what may happen in the future is, for the most part, out of your control. Live, happily, in the here and now. It’s the only way to thrive!
Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.