Tom Petty said it best.
Waiting is the Hardest Part.
Patience has never been my strong suit. Never. Even as a child. I was the kid who would find her Christmas presents. Then carefully open them. Peak inside and then even more carefully wrap them back up again. My Mother didn’t know until I was an adult that I did such things. What could she expect though when she just kept them in a corner of her room? But as often, I digress.
I am trying to become a more patient person. Having Children does help a little. Although, admittedly, they try it more than I would like. As an adult though, you can no longer open things before they are ready. There are times when there is no choice but to be patient. Gardening is teaching me that. It’s hard, but I’m learning that I need to have vision. I planted what hopefully will be a beautiful flowering and full perennial garden.
But I want it now.
I must develop the
Vision to see what is not there.
Just because I planted in on Monday does not mean that it will be flowering by Tuesday.
I want it to, but that just isn’t the way life works.
Life will teach it to you whether you want it to or not. There really is no other choice. Everything happens in it’s own time and as much as we want we can’t make some things happen any faster.
My Plantar Fascitiis will teach me patience weather I want it to or not. I would like to think that the Cortisone shot would make it all better and believe me it did make it better. That being said it really is only a bandage. Yes, I have been able to get out of bed the last two mornings without pain (yeah!). Yes, I have been able to stand up without a shooting pain in my heel (yeah!). But it’s not really over, I was reminded of that by mid afternoon when I felt some discomfort in my heel.
I must remember that just as it took a while for the pain to become part of my day, it is going to take some time for it to no longer be a part of it.
Just like planting flowers requires consistent watering and weeding to grow, recovery will require consistent stretching and mindfulness of it.
I will learn it.
I will master it.
I won’t like it, but what choice do I have.
As they say, the best things in life are worth waiting for.
Are you a patient person?