We french press our coffee every morning. When JWail is in charge, it takes a while. That boy is precise about his coffee. Me, I want it as quick as possible. But, to make the perfect brew it take time:
After heating the water in the tea kettle,
Sometimes I feel myself getting impatient with a lot of things in my life. Like the french press. I just want to pour the water in and push the plunger down and get my coffee into my mouth as quickly as possible.
I started thinking about it more while running speed work on the treadmill this morning. I was at 7.0 and I thought “this is easy.” Since when did a sub 9 minute mile on the treadmill become easy? I bumped the pace up and began thinking about if I had reminded myself to be patient, then I would have remembered that there is always a time in your training-for anything-when what was once hard now becomes easy.
I looked in the mirror and realized that my running shorts were loose and baggy? When did this happen? oh, patience.
I have a tendency to send out emails and then check my email incessantly for a reply. Why can’t anyone reply faster! I want instant response. Again, patience.
I spend weeks preparing and proofreading grant proposals, send them in the mail and then wait. While I wait I listen for the mailman everyday and run to the door. I want instant money (don’t we all). Patience.
I would really like an ipad, but can’t quite fork over the money just yet. If I wait, I might get a better deal. Patience.
So, today I will slow down, take my time and try to quiet the chatter in my mind. I will start with slowly savoring this cup of coffee.
- With what or towards what do you need to be more patient about in your life?
- Do you have a favorite coffe/tea mug?
- How do you practice patience