The Lord sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and exalts.
1 Samuel 2:7
Sometimes, I feel like I am waiting. Waiting for the next chapter of my life. Waiting to be better compensated for my hard work. Waiting to grow my family. Waiting for my dreams to come true. Waiting for. . .
I think that we could always finish this sentence. There's always something more, something else. We're human after all. We are driven, ambitious, always racing to the finish line. It is not in our nature to be still.
Waiting at the dock isn't so bad, though. This is when we get our bearings. It's a time for rest and recuperation. This is when we stretch and get our equilibrium. Waiting is a necessary part of life. It is when we become humble. It is a time in our lives when we learn lessons that allow us to empathize with others. Times of waiting make it possible for us to foster creativity and embrace uncertainty. We can practice being still and quiet and reflective.