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Waiting Makes Me Restless

“Waiting makes me restless. When I’m ready, I’m ready.”  ~ Reba McEntire

“I wait for the LORD,  my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.”  ~ Psalms 130:5-6

 

Photo by Gale E

 

Everyone who knows me well will tell you: “Gale hates to wait.”  It’s so bad I would rather drive a longer route than sit in traffic.

This is all kind of ironic really, seeing as how a great deal of my life is spent sitting in airports or on tarmacs waiting to travel from one country to another (the latter shown in the photo above which was taken at the Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada). I have also spent a lot of my spiritual life in a state of waiting – waiting to hear from God, waiting to know what He wants me to do, waiting until I have no choice but to be brave and take action instead of being a wimp.

After all this time however, I can tell you I am getting better at this waiting thing … well, I am giving it my best effort but admit some days are harder than others. I still hate waiting, but I have learnt that I hate being stressed out from waiting even more than the waiting itself.

Do you like waiting? How do you pass the time when you have no choice but to wait a situation out e.g. at the hairdresser, in a doctor’s office, battling bumper-to-bumper traffic, at the airport when your flight is delayed? Maybe you just don’t mind while others like me go bonkers. Share with us and let’s start a conversation!

In the meantime, click on the image below to see how other WordPress bloggers wait 🙂

Wordpress photo challenge, waiting

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Can’t get more satisfying than this

During a visit to Belize, we were served this super tasty salad of fresh fruit and veggies. I had never thought of adding grapes and kiwi to a salad (I usually add a few slices of red apple to my lettuce) but it turned out to be surprisingly yummy and satisfying.

What satisfies you? Do you prefer salad or fries? Maybe a steak and potatoes? Share a little on what satisfies you when it comes to food aka let’s start a conversation 🙂

“There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.”
~ Salvador Dali

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NYC WPC Photo-Collage

 

“I get out of the taxi and it’s probably the only city which in reality looks better than on the postcards, New York.”
~Milos Forman
“As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world.”
~ Pearl S. Buck

 

I recently visited New York City this past Summer and although the time spent there was way too short, the experiences were amazing. Here is a quick collage which represents a preliminary taste of a truly life-changing visit aka make sure you stay tuned for more pics 🙂

Have you ever been to NYC? Shared your photos on your blog?
Leave us a link in the comments so we can see this interesting city that never sleeps through your eyes.

 


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Cloud by Cloud by Cloud

blanket of clouds

 

“Life is one big transition.” ~ Willie Stargell

A window seat is a must whenever I’m on a plane so that I can readily see the many magic blankets of fluffy clouds stretching away into forever, a view that never gets old no matter how much I travel/transition from one country to another (and I travel a lot … like every other week … and that’s a lot of clouds) 🙂

But what’s your delta experience? How are you moving/transitioning from one place or experience to another? Let’s start a conversation!

 

My contribution to this week’s WordPress photo challenge – Delta:

“This week, share a photograph that signifies transitions and change to you. It can be the very beginning of a phase, or the very end. As you pick up your lens, explore the ways in which a single photograph can express time, while only showing us a small portion of any given moment.”

 


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Transient Emotion, Transient Meal

“I think character is permanent, and issues are transient.” ~ James Stockdale
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I ordered a cup of soup from my favourite restaurant but could not commit to a pick up time. This was more the norm than the exception and I knew even as I hung up the line that no matter how hard I tried, I would probably arrive later rather than sooner.

But it’s great when your chef knows you and knows you well. They made sure my anxiety in being late would be transient by penning a note on my soup cup, which in turn elicited a big smile from me when I finally arrived.  No-one (and they meant no-one) was touching that soup!

Well as you can see, the soup was really really really good … but transient too, because one minute it was there and in a flash it was gone 🙂

 

soup

 

Empty cup of soup

 

 


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And you thought you had one up on this Granny … definitely not!

You get a news feed from www.bbcnews.com on your instagram account with the following headline:

Hairdryer gran Jean Brooks is ‘national hero’ say fans

You wonder how many hairstyles Jean could be doing every day to make her a national hero. Sounds as though she must be something special so you click on the link to see this introduction:

“A hairdryer-wielding grandmother who became an internet sensation says schoolchildren in her area now consider her a “national hero. Jean Brooks uses the hairdryer as a pretend speed gun outside her home in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.”

Of course you want to read more! I also wanted to see how well this worked because it was just so far fetched.  The report went on to say this:

“A video of her has been viewed more than 33 million times on the BBC Radio Nottingham Facebook page.  Since her new-found fame, she said she is asked for selfies and fans visit her home.”

Click on the link above to see the hilarious video but guess what? Success was achieved.  It was a serious situation that called for desperate measures and I could totally relate to this as something possibly affecting many of us in other parts of the world.  Here on my little rock for sure, we have stunt bike riders performing wheelies in the middle of thick bumper-to-bumper traffic and in neighborhoods every single day but especially on weekends aka super dangerous but the riders just do not care.

Jean’s streets are much safer for residents now, including young vulnerable children; she is a great granny and an excellent role model. She did what she had to do to restore order, stability and safety from out of the chaos because as they say, ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ and this invention was most definitely necessary.

But what’s your take? Would you have gone to these lengths? And on a scale of 1 – 10 what’s your rating for ingenuity? Let’s start a conversation; share your thoughts in the comments box 🙂