Monday, April 8, 2013

Patience? Impatient!

I had another post for today. It got so long though and I felt what it's saying was so important that I decided to leave it until Friday so it will be on top for three days and hopefully more people will have a chance to read it and maybe even pass it along to someone they know.

Anyway, the weather has finally broke here and I've been very busy outdoors trying to get things caught up. Some of the lawn is cleaned up but not much. There is still about a weeks hard labor work to be done there.

I did get into the garden and got it cleaned up. Began the tilling and even got the string beans, beets, onions and some of the sweet corn planted. So at least the garden is now caught up to about where it should be in the beginning of April.

A few of the fields are now under way in preparation for planting. Even they are way behind because of the lingering winter weather this year. But when there is still snow on the ground or the ground is too wet, there isn't much you can do but wait. Just like everything else in life, it's a lesson on patience.

Patience isn't one of those things you either have or you don't.
With patience it's more like you have it or you suffer all the sadness of not getting what you want when you want.

You can gripe and complain all you want, yet nothing will come any faster. Matter of fact in most cases of complaining it seems the universe has a way of making you wait even longer. And so do many people who get tired of hearing all the complaining.

Over the past twenty or so years I've seen more and more parents giving into their children when they start whining and complaining.
What a huge injustice they are doing to their children!

Instead of learning that no means no or learning patience at a young age when learning is easy, the children then have to learn it as adults. Like when trying to find a job. Like when waiting for a bank to decide on a loan to buy a car.
Push and whine to the people who do the hiring and there is a really good chance you won't get a job. Push and whine to the bank and they may slam the door on you. Moan and whine to the people in a checkout line at a store and you may find yourself laying on the floor looking up at the stars.

Maybe it's the lack of patience that is making so many young people regret life. Making them sob and whine how much life s... uh stinks.

They want a top paying job. What they don't seem to get is that they too have to start at the bottom and with patience work their way up to the higher paying jobs.

They want new shiny things, the best of things. What they don't seem to get is just how many years those older than them lived with used things and cheap junkie things or even did without things before they finally had enough money to get nice shiny things.

They want a loving relationship. What they don't seem to get is that it takes time and patience to get to really know who they think they want that relationship with.

Then when they don't get what they want when they want it, they cry and sob and moan.
They don't see it as a challenge. They don't even know how to appreciate a challenge. Nor do they know how to relish in what they get as one does when it took them facing a challenge to get it.

Ahh, but what the heck does and old smiling fool on the hill know...

He knows that he smiles as he watches the world go around and he watches as things go wrong. He has patience.

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