Saturday, 25 May 2013

Waiting with Gratitude

When I finished doing the shopping I rang for a cab. I was informed it would take between 10-15 minutes for the cab to arrive.

At the car park, another customer was waiting.  I said hello and sat down on the same bench.  I could sense she wasn't happy.

In my thoughts I thanked God for taking me home.

The next car I saw approaching looked like it was going to stop but it drove off.

"I thought that was your cab," I said to the woman.

"They're taking a long time," she said.

"How long have you been waiting?" I said. "They told me it would be a 10-15 minutes wait."

"Well, I've been waiting for a lot longer than 15 minutes," she said.

I then heard her calling the cab office.  She asked them where her cab was as she'd been waiting for half an hour.

After she finished her conversation, I asked her if they were sending the cab.  She said they told her to wait at the car park, where we were already waiting.

I didn't want to get drawn into the woman's frustration so I remained in my peace and continued to thank God for taking me home.

The next car that arrived was my cab.  I asked the driver about the woman's cab, as she had been waiting before me. The driver said it was coming; he said the driver was just coming from a different direction.

Her cab arrived about a minute later.

I would rather wait with an attitude of gratitude than one of attitude of frustration. Gratitude helps me stay in my peace while frustration makes me feel sick to the stomach.  

Thank you, God, for always meeting my needs perfectly.


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