If the title of my blog hasn’t clued you in, I hate the word wait. It’s such an inactive, dreary, depressing word. If you’re honest, you’ll most likely agree that it doesn’t stir warm, fuzzy feelings in your heart either.
The other day, I picked up Dr. Seuss’ Oh the Places You’ll Go and got really excited when I got to the part that warns against “The Waiting Place” …where everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite
Or waiting for wind to fly a kite
Or waiting around for Friday night
Or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
Or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
Or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
Or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.
And I agree with Dr. Seuss. The Waiting Place is not for you. You’re going to go places. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
And yes, life will have its ups and downs. Sometimes you’ll fly and sometimes you’ll trudge through the slump. Sometimes you’ll feel you’re on top of the world and sometimes you’ll feel all alone in the dark. But I certainly hope that even when life is at its lowest, darkest, loneliest moments, you’ll never resort to The Waiting Place.
Promise me you won’t be one of those people who “wait” their way through existence. Next time you need a little encouragement to live the journey, refer to Dr. Seuss. He gives some great advice. Trudge through the slump, press through the dark, and, Kid, you’ll move mountains. (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
So… What are you waiting for?