We race with the hands
of the clock on the wall
usually in last place
like a slow, dragging crawl
Everything must be now
when we should slow down
and feel appreciation
Maybe what we’re waiting for
isn’t meant to be
It’s all in the timing
and not all about “we”
If you’re a believer
it’s really up to Him
and what His plan entails
not just our personal whim
So exhale a little slower
demonstrate some tolerance
It’ll all come together
with just a bit of patience
Photo is of Copper on our recent hike.
He was so patient, waiting for me
to take some pictures~
47 thoughts on “Endurance”
Breathing now…trying not to be extreme. Or stubborn. Or final. Waiting to see what the plan is when it is all stripped away and I have nothing left.
I’m not quite sure how to respond to your comment. I didn’t mean to make you more upset. This is meant to inspire and truthfully, I need to heed my own words, too~ I pray they were helpful, if only in a small way~xx
No, not at all. In fact, it is quite calming to read something that just hits you like that did 🙂 Thank you for sharing it…more than helpful.
Okay, I feel better now…thanks for getting back to me! 🙂 Take care!
Much love Lauren! 🙂
Thank you so much, Archana, and the same to you, my friend! 🙂
Lauren – you are so right- this is great. Luv Dad
Thanks, Dad! Love ya, too! xoxo
This is excellent piece Lauren, love it…
Well, thank you, but I wish I knew who I was thanking! 🙂
this is beautiful Lauren love it…
Thanks so much, Lane! xx
Beautiful poem Lauren and i must add i am so glad you have Copper in your life..i know he will add many many more beautiful colours in your life…
Thanks for your very sweet comment, Soma, and Copper has added a lot of joy, after losing our other dog and then my Mom…he’s a keeper and very lovable! Hugs to you, too! xx
What a beautiful poem Lauren! Copper is sure growing! I bet he is a terrific walking companion for you. You are right, your poem, Granbee’s post and my post do run parallel. Maybe “great minds do think alike” tee hee. Hugs. Have a wonderful day. Renee 🙂
Thanks, Renee, and I agree about “great minds!” 🙂
It would seem that Copper is teaching you a lot about patience and savoring the moment! Love this post–just what I needed today.
Yes, he is and I was so amazed at how well he just sat there, waiting to hear a critter move! He’s pretty well trained and we often wonder what his earlier puppy months were like, but he has a good home now! Thanks, Rose! 🙂
This is so lovely, Lauren…and and excellent reminder to remain patient.
Copper and my dogs are wonderful little helpers to remind us of that too.
Love and Hugs xx
Thanks, Deb, and yes, our doggies are wonderful helpers! I couldn’t believe how patient he was! 🙂 Love and hugs to you, too! xx
We race with the hands
of the clock on the wall
Never will win this race for sure. Do we race because we know our time will run out ?
Good question, but for me, it seems that we’re all in a hurry. Life is just hurried through these days and we need to slow down and enjoy every precious moment (before our time runs out)! 🙂
Positive vibes.. Nicely written!
Thanks so much, Rohan! 🙂
wonderful wisdom in a beautiful poem! Love to you! Linda xoxo
Thanks, Linda! Love and hugs to you, too! xoxo
Thanks, Stefan! 🙂
some good advice here. glad I stopped in. 🙂
Thank you, Geraldine, I appreciate your visit! 🙂
It does often seem as if things will go the way that they’ll go, regardless of what we do.
You are so right, Binky, and I’m honored you were able to visit, especially now owning your own beach house! Save me some chocolate, okay? 🙂
Inspiring and well written.
Thank you so much, Audrina! 🙂
an inspiring poem and I love the dog!
Thanks so much, Ami! 🙂
Sometimes waiting is just the right thing to do – love your take on this Lauren! We should all give ourselves some time sometimes. 🙂 x
Thanks so much, Eve…it’s true, isn’t it, even though it’s difficult, at times! xo 🙂
This poem reminds me of all the reasons why I retired. All of them. Great poem and terrific message, Lauren.
Awww…I’m so jealous you’re retired, Red, but, very happy for you, too! Thanks so much for kind words! xx
Inspiring words from a very wise woman. Virginia
Awww…thank you, Virginia! You are really too kind! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
It makes a huge difference when we slow down and begin to live in the moment – and to appreciate that being here is a gift, whatever each day holds … I’m still learning to do that …. Wonderful words, Lauren. ~ Love and hugs, Julie xoxox
I’m still learning, too, Julie, thank you for your insightful reply, my friend! Love and hugs to you, too! xoxox
Oh, that Patience thing–I so wish I could take it in tablet form, with the rest of my vitamins!! God bless you, Lauren.
Too funny, my wish would be the same, Caddo! I guess I need to heed Copper’s actions, huh? 🙂 God Bless you, too, and it’s good to see you back! xx
We two always live in the belief that things happen the way they’re supposed to happen–and then we figure out how to fit our lives around them. But you say it so much more eloquently! Lovely.