It has been quite some time since I’ve had the chance to notice the sun streaming in through my blinds. That used to be one of my favorite things, but I guess in the last decade or so, I’ve been a bit preoccupied and just hadn’t looked for it I guess.
Lately, I’ve been trying to change that. I’ve been trying to at least stop long enough to have my first cup of coffee while watching the sun slowly getting brighter and brighter as the day begins. My dog, however, thinks that’s prime playing time. So, I’m sure my morning routine is going to end with coffee splashed all over my bed at some point.
While there may not be much relaxing involved with this, I somehow still laugh about it. Sometimes, we have to just stop…and laugh.
I was recently having coffee at a neat little coffee shop with perfect outdoor seating. I was with a wonderful friend and it was 7:30am with perfect weather. Time was limited, but we tried to fit our conversation and coffee in before I had to be in a meeting. It seemed like every time I started to talk, the nearby crew fired up their leaf blowers.
I had to just laugh…and wait.
My friend told me I am one of the most patient people she has ever met.
I have since thought about that a lot. What I have come to wonder is if it’s possible to be too patient. If so, then I fit that for sure.
When someone compliments me, I find it difficult to accept. But patient? Yep. That’s me. I have waited in lines, waited on the weather to change, waited on planes, waited on situations to change…waited on people to change. That list could go on forever.
I’m not sure I could say I have any regrets, though. That patience has brought me some incredible things and incredible memories that I would have otherwise missed out on.
However, I think time is now nudging me to stop waiting quite as much. It feels like it’s time to not only start forward motion and follow through with my projects, but also time to stop and allow myself to enjoy those simple things I love so much.
To say my head is full is an understatement, but I think I am going to have to approach this in the same manner as I would trying to clean a very cluttered room–one thing at a time.
First up is putting the final touches on my coffee table book. Maybe in my next post, I will be able to say it has been sent to the printers!
Enjoy your weekend. Try to find your own way of following through on things you wish to accomplish, while also figuring out how to stop and soak in whatever simple things you love.