Yet patience, to me, does not mean stopping or staying still. Patience is a call for awareness of the reality I am creating. It is a call for creativity.
I cannot speed up time in order to skip to the point something in particular will happen. If I did speed up time, I most likely would have missed the key elements that culminated to create the desired outcome. Instead I would be sitting in the future with the same or similar predicament as now.
Yet by using creativity instead of frustration I can do one of two things. I may very well stumble upon something that gets the ball rolling in the right direction as the outcome I'm wanting. If not, at the very least, it can make the present more enjoyable.
I have been on a cleaning and organizing mission in our house. I have been feeling the challenge because we do not yet have built in bookshelves in the library to hold the boxes of books. We do not yet have a desk and organizer for my work space. And for the last year I had mainly been focused on how to get the money to get these things. Instead I've been steadily told, "patience".
Yesterday I changed my perspective. I got creative. I took a shelf from the closet and put my work papers and books, as well as all my workshop materials organized on it. I added some decor by putting out some of my examples of my Treasure Chest and Gratitude Boxes.
Clearing out some old paperwork for bills I haven't had in over a year, I made space in the file cabinet for some other work related materials. And just like that I have an office without having to spend one dollar.
As far as the boxed books in the library, I have not come up with a creative solution... YET! But I am confident in my ability to be creative. And I'm open to suggestions, if anyone has ideas.
I'm grateful for the message of patience even when it is not what I want to hear. I'm grateful for the lessons I learn about patience. I'm also grateful to know just because I am being patient about one desired outcome, does not mean I can't get creative to find a temporary solution. I'm grateful for my new, organized workspace. I'm grateful to have all my art supplies in one easy to locate basket. I'm grateful to have taken the time last night to celebrate by painting. And I'm grateful to feel empowered simply by changing my perspective.
What things have you been waiting for? Are there creative ways you could change your perspective while you wait? Are you able to find some gratitude in the lesson of patience today?
May today bless you with a creative perspective. May you find joy and gratitude in your view. Have a beautiful day!