It appears winter has finally come to an end. The grass is greener, flowers are pushing through the soil, and the air is warmer. The cold, dark winter is quickly becoming a distant memory. At one moment, it seems the cold will never end and grass will never be green again. And now, it may take diligent effort to recall a winter memory at all. Similar with our life, at one moment we believe there is no hope and then there is a significant in the ordeal.
Or, we are in despair believing the grass is greener somewhere else and then we find a patch of green grass in our own yard. Many times, if we prematurely react to a problem without being patient and collecting all the information, we will miss out on the prize maturing just for us.
Will you react to your impatience and pull a flower believing it is a weed?
Or, will you choose to be patient and cultivate the flowers in your garden?
Kevin Polky, CADC, LCSW