Patience Pays Off

patienceI’ve mentioned several times in the past year or so that it’s come to my attention that patience isn’t my strong suit. I’m working on it, I am. But it’s tough sometimes.

The other night I was at a party at a friends parent’s house. They live in eastern Ft. Collins and have this amazing view of the mountains. As the sun started to sink, I headed to the top of a hill to watch it set.

About 15 minutes into standing up there, I realized several things:

  1. The sunset wasn’t as imminent as I thought
  2. I should have brought a chair
  3. The likelihood of boredom was immense considering I was by myself

I almost called it quits a few times. “Eh, it’s just a sunset,” or, “I should be able to see it okay from a lower vantage point – one that includes my drink and a chair,” were thoughts that ran through my head. But I made myself stand there. I had a breathtaking view, the earlier rain shower and subsequent clouds promised quite a show, and it was peaceful. Plus, I need a little practice in the patience arena, clearly.

So I stood up there for close to an hour. And I was handsomely rewarded for my patience with one of the most amazing sunsets I’ve ever seen.

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Others came to witness the end of the sunset, the moments after the sun had disappeared behind the mountains leaving the clouds ablaze. But I felt bummed for them because they had only caught part of the show.

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  1. A good lesson in patience and a good lesson on showing up and being present. (You’re smarter than you look…snicker..tee hee )

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