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Good things come to those who wait.

I have heard this all of my life, yet still find it so difficult to put into action.

I don’t know if it’s an artist’s mind that makes me so overanxious to complete a task? Or whether it is merely the childish side of myself that doesn’t want to wait?

Another thing I have always heard is that we never stop learning.

I can agree that this statement is ringing so true as I enter my 50s.

During this decade I am learning that good things do come to those who wait.

It only took me 51 years to learn this; to take a breath and allow things to unfold to their own will. Many times the outcome is so much more wonderful than what we couple have planned. Many times the natural unfolding of things takes on such a splendor that there is no way we could have dreamed it up even if we tried!

My artist’s mind is finally learning to step back; to step away from a piece and allow it to decide on its own where it wants to end up.

When we step back and take a different perspective we truly do see things we didn’t notice before.

I am discovering that this is true in all areas of my life. However, it has been through the gift of my artwork that I first saw this saying ring true in my own life.

If we step back from any situation, and then return to it, it is easier to recognize the positives which are presenting themselves.

I advise anyone facing a challenge to look at it from a different perspective.

Sleep on things before you make a huge life choice.

Most things worth having are worth waiting for. Most things worth having will wait a day or so while we allow our own brains to sort things out.

I hope that some of you reading this are younger than I am, and can take these words and apply them to your own lives now, instead of having to figure it out when you’re 51.

If you’re reading this and  you’re older than me, hopefully you have learned this lesson already; but it is beneficial to be reminded from time to time, how we all can use these ideas in something happening in our lives today.