Escape the Waiting Game

So, the kids love the copy of “Oh the Places You’ll Go” that I was given when I graduated high school. As we read it over and over 🙂 I started thinking about the “waiting place.”

…..”You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. 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 a 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.

NO! That’s not for you! Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. –Dr. Seuss

It is not uncommon for people to wait their whole lives to “start living.” I love that I found this message right now as another much needed reminder about priorities. I’ve had so much work lately that it’s taken precedence above most everything else. And I don’t even feel all that productive because I think I’m subconsciously resentful for not scheduling more family and self care time! My strategy: schedule family time, leisure time, and self-care time on the calendar to recognize them as priorities and not just waiting to fit them in.

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