Patience is a virtue…or so they say.


I was born in August under the sign of Leo. When they were handing out buckets of patience, I obviously said, “No, Thank you.”

I’ve always wanted to make everything happen at lightning speed and therefore have worked hard to achieve my goals and dreams, forced round pegs into square holes and swam upstream a large portion of my life.


Through all of this, I’ve always believed I had Guides and Angels working with me to help me AND have always believed that everything happens in life for a reason and a purpose.

However, I have recently been put in my place, so to speak, and all my beliefs tested.

And, over such a simple thing as a roof over my head.  I won’t bore you with long details, but with my lease ending here at the apartment I currently live in, I went looking for a 55+ community to move into.

Bam! I found one right away that happened to have a vacancy where they normally have a wait list, so I thought I’d stumbled on the perfect solution, a Christmas Miracle.

What I didn’t know is that it would take weeks and weeks to go through the approval process because it is a government subsidized community. It got right down to the wire with only a few short days before I had to be out of this apartment and still no approval. No place to go. No place to live.

So, was everything not kismet? Was it all a farce? I asked myself those questions and more.

I cried. fb_img_1434464549535I prayed. I didn’t want to be homeless at my age in life. Not that I’d ever be out on the streets, but the prospect of moving in with either of my children, even for a short period of time, did not set well. Been there and done that. Even got the t-shirt.

There is a point to this story.

Life is all about lessons. If we are never forced out of our comfort zones, we miss the opportunity to grow and learn. I was handed a huge lesson in patience, belief and trust.

Thankfully, this story does have a happy ending and I’ll soon be moving. What did I learn? That patience is indeed a virtue that I still lack. That we do have Guides and Angels working with us at all time no matter the situation. That we must believe in something and that belief can be the strength we need to make it through tough times.

I’ll be moving in seven days.

33 thoughts on “Patience

  1. So glad you sorted it out in time. I don’t have much patience when it comes to waiting for things to happen although I have loads when it concerns my fondant art. BTW both my folks live with me and I have also had two of my sisters as lodgers on an off over the years. It works so well for my family.


    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, Robbie. I probably made it sound like it was horrible living with my daughter and that couldn’t be farther from the truth. It’s just that they have their young family and need their space as much as I need mine. 🙂


  2. Seems no matter how old we get, Jan, the lessons keep coming. Guess if they stopped, it might be an indication that we’ve achieved enlightenment ~ either that or death! So glad things worked out for you. Welcome to your new home! 🙂 🌹


    1. Thank you, Tina. I prefer to think that even in death, the lessons will continue to roll in. 🙂 Through communications I’ve had with my deceased husband, the lessons don’t stop after the body falls away. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  3. Whew! I’m so glad that worked out for you, Jan. I was really getting worried as I read further along in the post.
    Sometimes, I think it’s harder for us to learn those lessons as we age. Patience is a hard one. I lack it bucketfuls and must do better with it. Congrats on your new address! 🙂


      1. Yep! Finally kicked the last gremlin to the curve last night. BTW, I also finished The Convict and the Rose. Really loved this one. Review will be up soon! 🙂


    1. Thank you, Gwen. I’m almost finished with “Letting Go into Perfect Love.” What a profound and inspiring book. I LOVE all of the exploration into meditation and healing modalities. I too, do that.) Book review to come soon!


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