Thank You for Waiting

Waiting is an art form that is being lost in the modern world.

We rarely wait long for anything these days.

The things we wait for, the people we wait for, the moments we wait for…

All these have evolved into the immediate gratification that represents our society as we now know it.

Credit cards have replaced  waiting for things on Layaway.

E-mail has replaced waiting for hand written letters delivered from far away.

Cell phones have replaced waiting on the porch for visitors.

We have almost forgotten what it feels like to wait for something or someone, the anticipation of a special moment has dissolved into  an “on demand” reality.

Some of us get huffy if we have to wait at a stop light or in a grocery line.

We admonish people who make us wait for more than five minutes for anything.

Anticipation has been replaced with Expectation.

Here are a few things that can be enhanced by waiting:

Day dreaming




Learning to dance; “I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom.” – Bob Hope

Noticing beauty; “We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.” – Kahlil Gibran

Knowing wisdom;  “All human wisdom is summed up in two words – wait and hope” – Alexandre Dumas Père

Finding ourselves; We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. – Hopi proverb

In waiting for the sun to rise I discovered the beauty of the night – Lea Kelley



~ by leakelley on August 3, 2013.

7 Responses to “Thank You for Waiting”

  1. Simply beautiful!

  2. I still suffer from a lot of waiting though. Good post. 🙂

  3. How wonderful

  4. I metalove your “In waiting for the sun to rise, I discovered the beauty of the night” aphorism (((((HUGS)))))

  5. Waiting is not always a bad thing, unless of course you wait to long to go to the bathroom and have to do the Pee Pee dance!

    I am a huge fan of daydreaming and I agree when we are forced to wait (after using the bathroom of course) we could use the time to dream about all the wonderful possibilities in life AND count our blessings.

    Have a great Thursday and keep the inspiration coming Lea!

  6. I love your quote at the end. Beautiful!

  7. Hi Lea!! It’s been a long time since I have really been on. I love love your blog, love your artistic nautre. I can’t wait until I get to see your work in person! This fall, is my goal.
    ~ Groundy

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