Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sunday Morning Reflections


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Thanks to my long-ago boyfriend Henry, I have continued to work on self-awareness, my spiritual being, my fears, insecurities, and the actual things that hold me back in my life. I've overcome many things, I'm a content and happy person, I have everything I need, I've dropped fear along the way, and I've come to see that love is really what matters in life. 

But there's one thing impossible to improve on, or so it seems.    


Yesterday, I was waiting for my relatives who probably only saw the rising sun on school day mornings. 

The kids, I mean. 

They eventually showed up, hours late, and we had a lovely day. Nothing really changed by them being late. We communicated, I knew they woke up late, their dad had something to see to, their car needed oil, which had to be bought. Life got in the way of them being here when I expected them to. 

And I was the only one who suffered, here in my own home. It wasn't like I was standing on a street corner, waiting. 

I'm reflecting on patience this Sunday morning. 



  1. Hello Inger,

    I am glad you still had a lovely day and visit with your relatives. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! I wishing you a happy new week ahead.

  2. I’m glad you had a lovely day. Patience is hard sometimes

  3. I would have been boiling mad and livid and for people who are late I have a zero patience and I'm not even going to try to have patience with people who say they're going to do one thing and do another. I'm losing my patience just reading about this haha. I'm glad they got there and that y'all had a good day hope you had a nice picnic. You've done a good job of taking care of yourself and I'm thinking that you even did a good job of being patient while you waited

  4. Hi Inger - it sounds like it was expected ... so I guess you were polite and got on with things - but such a pity they had to waste their time, your day, I feel for you ... I just hope there were happy memories. Patience can definitely be a virtue ... have a peaceful week! Cheers Hilary

  5. Waiting for someone, especially someone who is late is something that tries my patience more than anything else! I'm glad you had a good day with them!

  6. Yes, Nature is a good example of patience... I have loads of patience but I still pray to Jesus every day for more patience. I need more patience in certain situations. I'm constantly waiting for my husband. He's a people person and love to chat and I wait patiently in the car, I wait at the dinner table etc. I guess I have patience for certain situations but I'll admit, I'm short on patience for people who pulls up ahead of me on the road and then drive below the speed limit and I'm short of patience for people who have no considerations for other but themselves. Patience is a great virtue that counteract impatience. Impatience can turn to anger... need I say more...

    Take care and I hope that you be blessed with lots of patience.
    Hugs, Julia

    1. My husband was a people person too. It would take about three hours for him to say goodbye to all at a family gathering.

  7. Patience is hard, for sure! We like to know when things are happening so we can plan and not be anxious! Your photo is a beautiful place, i bet there are plenty of beauiful birds around there.

  8. I think I would have been more concerned than upset but thanks to cell phones, we now know the reasons for delays and don't have to imagine the worst. Waiting is not my strong suit either but I am sure when they did arrive, the wait was worth it.

  9. You have achieved quite a lot, and patience is not something we're born with; it can be acquired, sometimes slowly but steadily.

  10. When you know people you can adjust your expectations! I didn't know you had any relatives here. That's good to know.

  11. A lovely photo. Patience is something all of us have to deal with at one time or another. Just think of poor Job and all he had to deal with!! :)

  12. I try to be more patient but I sure hate to wait on people. I feel like I can't do anything else but wait and the time drags on. You are doing great and I can learn from you! So glad you had a good visit. Enjoy your day!

  13. I am glad they did come to visit, albeit late. It is hard to wait; fear and feelings of not being valued can creep in.

  14. I was raised by a military man. and punctuality was an imperative trait. it was learned Early!
    I suppose it's all a matter of control. we can't control others. and when they don't pay the same attention to plans as we do it could/can be irritating! I have had trouble with patience my entire life! I remember my mother saying to me "Darling you must learn to have patience. you will be much happier if you do!" and she was right. Eckhart Tolle is helping me greatly. right NOW is all we really have. I'm getting there. but I'm as slow as a sloth! LOL!

  15. Pleased you had a good visit.

    All the best Jan

  16. That was a long wait and I would have been impatient too. I’ve had to “train” my partner to call or text me do I don’t worry and he’s still late but that’s our compromise. I like your quote — good advice.

  17. I totally get that. Sometimes I tell Mike I'm so tired of waiting on someone when they said they will be here at a certain time... I remember thinking through my adult years I was always waiting on someone for whatever. Then I realized I needed to learn patience.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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