Oftentimes when we’re waiting for something, it seems like the moment will never arrive.  My birthday used to be one of those days (although now the yearly reminder comes around all too soon!).  Then there was Christmas with all its traditions followed by the New Year with its sweet possibilities, eventually followed by the lazy days of summer stretching out for miles.  After that it was waiting for a job offer, proposal, loan approval, baby to arrive and the list goes on.  Some are firsts, some aren’t, but many of them are things we look forward to with anticipation, excitement and perhaps a bit of trepidation.

Dr. Seuss says it best in his book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go:  “The Waiting Place…for people just waiting.  Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow.  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.”

Even now, today, I’m waiting.  Sometimes I admit I consider giving up on a dream or two that seem unattainable at the moment, in the present.  I shake my head and think it’s impossible  from this distance.  Other times I imagine myself waking up inside of the dream and when that happens, I am reminded that patience is a virtue.  Besides, if I make the decision to give up now, I might just be cheating myself out of Someday. ~ cs

Always the write time to: keep dreaming.  Sometimes it’s easier to hold one or more smaller dreams close to you, so they’re easier to reach while you’re waiting for the bigger ones to be realized.  That’s why I’m dreaming of bridging the distance between now and then.