Are you going through a hard time right now?
Last Thursday, my cell phone died. Well, not exactly died but stopped working. I couldn’t do anything with it except tell the time. The worst part was I didn’t know it had happened until Mr. N called me on the home phone and alerted me to the problem. I called our provider and they agreed to send me a new phone.
Six days later, I have a brand new phone. I learned a lot while I was deviceless.
- Patience is a virtue and when faced with waiting, it’s important to be calm.
- While I was limited to just emailing with Mr. N during the week, I didn’t feel as close to him as I normally do.
- While walking, I didn’t have my armor to protect me from cars running me down. I felt exposed and vulnerable. See, I record cars on my phone as I cross the street. They don’t run me down and I don’t die. I had to take my time and let the traffic clear before I could cross the street. Again, embracing patience.
- When I was out and about (mostly on my morning walk), I had no idea what time it was. My phone is my watch and to not have it, I had no idea what time it was. This lesson was rather freeing. I could just do my thing and not worry about taking too long.
I struggle with patience but this experience forced me to be more patient and to enjoy the little things I normally would ignore. I am thankful for this challenging time and am thankful for my new cell phone.
My advice: no matter what you’re going through, have some patience. You have to go through bad times to appreciate the good times.