What are you waiting for? I bet Dr Seuss named it in this excerpt from Oh! The Places You’ll Go…
The Waiting Place
Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come,
or a plane to go or the mail to come,
or the rain to go or the phone to ring,
or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.
What I’m waiting for
I’m waiting for my Criminal Record Check to come back from the police, so I can start playing my flute at a residential home for seniors with dementia. I’m also waiting for my estranged sister to return to us.
Wandering in the desert is also a form of waiting. I feel like I’ve been wandering in the desert with my blogs for over three years – I love blogging with a passion that borders on obsession, but I haven’t found the sweet spot. So I’ve been waiting for my Big Idea, for inspiration from God, for a sign that will help me find the niche that fulfills me, serve my readers, and pay the mortgage.
What are you waiting for?
Maybe you’re waiting for something specific, such as your house to sell or your test results to come back from the doctor. Maybe you’re waiting for something intangible, like a sign that you should leave a relationship or have a baby.
Or maybe you’re waiting to be rescued.
I wanted to give you tips for what to do while you’re waiting. So I asked myself, “Laurie, what should you do while you’re waiting for your Criminal Record Check and your sister and your Blog Epiphany?”
“Stop waiting,” is what I heard. “Don’t waste your time in The Waiting Place. Instead, focus on living truly madly deeply and doing the work in front of you.”
So I’m not waiting around. Instead, I’m moving forward with passion and purpose. I’m not thinking about the things I’m waiting for; rather, I’m focused on what I have, love, and am grateful for.
And, coincidentally, I’m no longer wandering in the desert with my blogs! I think I found my sweet spot: I want to be more deliberate in helping people cope with different losses in life. Whether it’s a family member, spouse, devastating health diagnosis, job, relationship – my intention is to walk alongside, offer comfort and support, healing and connection. I think Jesus called it “binding wounds.”
What will you do instead of waiting?
Blessings and Blossoms,
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