“I want patience, and I want it NOW!”
Doesn’t sound very patient, does it?
We live in a time where we get everything we want instantaneously. We watch TV from any device with a screen, text friends in another country, and buy our morning coffee from a drive-thru window. Most days we don’t wait long for whatever we want. And when we do wait, well, sometimes the results aren’t pretty.
Limelight Deals knows having patience isn’t easy. All of us have acted impatiently before but it’s not the end of the world. Awareness is half the battle. The other half is practice, practice, practice! To make the transition smoother, here are a few things worth waiting for and enjoying leisurely.
- Books and CDs – Thumb through a soft paperback. Listen to an audio book or CD while cleaning the house. Travel with your favorite characters as they adventure through dangerous lands or catch a killer. We don’t often take time to escape the constant buzz of our fast-paced, need-it-now world. Reading a book or listening to a CD removes us from the chaos and gives us with much needed peace and quiet.
- A Fine Meal – We’re not saying dress up and make a reservation at a five-star restaurant, although that does sound fun. A fine meal is whatever you’re craving: burgers and fries at the local greasy spoon; a hand-tossed thin crust pizza; a gooey brownie with vanilla ice cream; or an assortment of handcrafted sushi.
- A New Type of Medicine – Balance is a key factor in life. Internal balance is just as important as the external. Total body wellness, inside and out, changes your life. There are plenty of new, alternative healing methods which awaken energies that bring joy, passion and enthusiasm into your life. Return balance to your life; you’ll feel and think better! And we believe better thinking leads to an easier time practicing patience.
Patience is elusive in the modern world. Everything happens in an instant, nearly eliminating all forms of waiting. We should practice patience, even in a time of lightning-fast technology. After all, you never know when someone might perceive you as the person taking “too long” in line, but someone else acts patiently and kindly toward you. Be that person. Be the person with patience.