I am notorious for becoming very anxious when I am faced with change or a big decision. I ruminate, perseverate, and make myself sick to my stomach. It's as if I think, the more I think about it, the outcome I want will happen! Ok notsomuch - me thinking about it is not going to change someone else's decision nor change a situation. I get wrapped up in all the possibilities or the other's persons way of thinking and make myself worry incessantly, and therefore cannot think clearly or handle daily tasks. I get über overwhelmed.
Thus, this is where choosing to be patient comes into play. Think carefully about what need you are attempting to express, state your peace with confidence, and then let it go. It's done, it's out there. Remember that scene in "When Harry Met Sally"? (This is a movie my mother, Aunt Shell, and I always quote) Sally says to Harry, "you can't take it back...because it's already out there!" This is my new patience mantra. It's already out there, nothing I can do. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine (quote by Robert C. Gallagher). Why spend so much energy on something out of our control? All we can do is to think positively and trust that everything will fall into place, trust that everything happens for a reason.
Today, this chick chooses patience (and a dash of positivity!).