Instant Days…


Bertha…shows up in my life in many ways…and…usually when I’m least expecting it…she teaches me a truly valuable lesson…

Recently…she’s been pointing out…my impatience…interestingly…it has many layers…so…she finds many opportunities…to do what she does best…teach me…in subtle and not so subtle ways…

I won’t bore you with all the details…but…it’s little things…like…my friend…who is new to town…and…doesn’t know all the shortcuts that I do…takes the route with…all the red lights…and…I feel impatient…we’ll be stopped longer…then…Bertha…reminds me…there isn’t a…fireI’m not in labor…we don’t have to be anywhere that quickly…and…at most…there are only…four…traffic lights…in our town…in any given direction…so…I take a deep breath…trying to let it go…but…still…churning…just a bit…

She reminds me…that…I’m not alone in my impatience…I live in an…instant society…instant coffee…instant oatmeal…fast food…instant pain relief…quickie divorce…and…the list goes on and on…

So…I ask…is it any wonder…that…I expect instant results…

She…doesn’t give me the out…doesn’t say…that it’s okay…for me to be impatient…just because…society is…asking me…that…if…society jumped off a cliff…well…you know the rest of that question…

Interestingly…I’m getting impatient with this blog…it’s not going at all in the direction that I thought it was…honestly…I thought it was going to be…a quickie…the lessons have been rumbling around for several days now…I thought it would just flow onto the page…

But…it isn’t…and…I’m discovering many layers that I wasn’t fully aware of…and…I’m not sure how they fit together…I have a feeling…that…this is a lesson that will be revisited…many times in the next few weeks…as I can tell…she has much more to say on the topic…I just wish…she would…hurry up…

Jane

2 thoughts on “Instant Days…

  1. Haha, Bertha should have been with me last Thursday, I left my Mum’s house, with my Mum, to drive the 130 miles to my house, the first set of traffic lights we came across were 15 miles before the end of our journey, they were green, the second (and only other) set were 8 miles out from home, and they were red. I said to Mum, I couldn’t believe we’d driven 122 miles without stopping (except for a cup of tea and a loo break halfway) and now so close to home we had to stop at red lights!!!

    • Oh Joy…I’m sure I would have gotten impatient at that one light…LOL! Just saw a picture of your Mum on FB…she’s gorgeous…so glad you are having a nice visit!

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