Patience is a problem, it’s problematic, and having to wait is the worst. Having to wait patiently is just painful. Not a toothache kind of pain, or a broken leg kind of pain, but still.
When it comes to waiting patiently, I’m not unflappable. Unflappability isn’t a strength of mine. I’m not unflappable, just flappable.
Besides, I shouldn’t have to wait, waiting requires patience and I’ve already admitted to having a problem with that. It seems so circular, so oddly endless.
I’m thinking about my friends who are supportive regarding my impatience and flappable manner. Here are my top five caring and supportive friends:
Well, as it turns out, none of my friends are supportive regarding my impatience. Mostly, they want me to, “Grow up and stop whining.” They also mentioned something about an “intervention?”
Does that seem right, “Grow up and stop whining?” Wow, how impatient of them!
The Holy Scriptures
Somewhere in the bible, or several places in the bible, patience is linked to suffering. Really? Suffering? Who wants to suffer? It seems unnecessary and it feels bad. I avoid it.
I could read more about the spiritual value of suffering, and about trials and perseverance, but reading is tedious and dull, and it takes too long.
Control is the epicenter of impatience. Not self-control, but the need to control everyone and everything. When I’m not in control, then I get impatient, I get flapped, totally flapped?
Ever seen a 4-year old lose it because he can’t control something?
Just a few impatient thoughts.