From the mind of a mild mannered maniac

The Waiting Game


baby while making his first steps

waiting

Have you ever noticed how much of our lives we spend waiting?

I’m not thinking so much about, the kind of waiting we do in bank,checkout and telephone lines, Doctor’s offices, and the like,  although all of those things do factor into the equation.

No, it seems to me, that our whole lives are a waiting game.

The defenceless infant waits for everything from baths, bedding, nutrition and entertainment, to the freedom that will come from becoming  a toddler..

As a toddler, he/she waits for a great many things, not the least of which is the day,that will surely come, when they can test the waters, and exert a modicum of independence.

Children wait, less than patiently, to grow up. To assume greater and greater responsibilities. Who among us didn’t wait longingly for our driver’s license, our first car, our first kiss, bank card, apartment, or part-time job?

I wish I could go back in time and encourage  my youthful self not to be in such a rip-roaring hurry to grow up. Those annoying adults were right when they said,

“youth is wasted on the young!”

As adults, we wait for marriage, children, careers, a home of our own, and essentially, for the freedom we are assured, will come to us in the guise of prosperity and wealth.

We slave away throughout our productive days , to provide for our “Golden years”,  for that is most assuredly what we are looking toward and oh yes, most definitely waiting for.

Even In the final stages of life, we find ourselves waiting, Waiting for what exactly? For the end? For the final reckoning?

It seems to me, that success is a point of view, a frame of mind, a way of life, as it were. We should be able to reach out and  embrace what we have going for us, at any stage of life, instead of constantly pining  longing, and waiting impatiently for that next great thing to come along.

It is a brilliant idea to set goals, make plans and  get the ball rolling for the next phase of life.
Yes, yes, do exactly that, but for heavens sake! Please  do take a break from whatever you are doing from time to time and appreciate not just where you are going, but where you have been, and perhaps most importantly, where you are now.

WELL…

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Until next time, keep smiling’

~Cliffy 🙂

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