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“every flower must grow through dirt.”  ~ anonymous

I’m a patient person. I’ve even been accused of being too patient. Usually in good ways though, like being a patient listener, or patience with someone trying something new, or struggling to understand something.

But we all have our Achilles heels, and one of mine is “waiting”.  Not necessarily waiting for the light to turn (okay, well sometimes…) or the pot to boil, but things like waiting in long lines ~ drives me up a wall ~ or waiting for people to follow through on a task, or being kept waiting for a scheduled meeting or call. I suppose it all has to with how we value our time.

So lately (among other things) I’ve been waiting for my newest book shipment to arrive from overseas… I’m feeling impatient! Impatient to get all the parts in place, get the wheel cogs turning and keep the ball rolling.

Then I remind myself… “all things in their right time”. (Maybe I should go back and read my “P” post on Patience). But still, it happens. We’re human. We aren’t perfect. And I am not patient every minute of every day. There, a confession.

It also reminds me that “every flower must grow through dirt.”  Just like the one in the painting above, before it made its way to my canvas.

Some things are worth the wait, and worth some time spent in the dirt first. Sometimes, “waiting” is what’s needed… even if we don’t think so at the time.

Patricia Saxton

  • leslie

    July 14, 2011 at 12:17 pm Reply

    OOOHHHH yes you are perfect – and don’t you forget it (.)

    • saxtonstudio

      July 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm Reply

      When I forget, I’ll know who to call… thank you.

  • Rand

    July 14, 2011 at 10:55 am Reply

    The older I get the more I realize that important things I want probably aren’t going to happen “now!” but if I don’t throw them out but store them in the trunk in the back of my mind, they’re apt to happen in their own time. There. A thought you made me think.

    • saxtonstudio

      July 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm Reply

      So true. And, I hope it was fun to think the thought you thunk. : )

      • Rand

        July 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm

        Just when I thought I was out of thunk bullets, there you was with ammunition! 🙂

      • saxtonstudio

        July 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm


  • David Yorka

    July 14, 2011 at 8:00 am Reply

    Thanks for the fresh squeezed glass of wisdom. I caught myself not waiting recently ( a fresh jaunt, not “SERENITY NOW!!!” –that’s an S not a W, ya know.

    “…every day you see one more card
    you take on faith, you take it to
    the heart….”

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