Friday, December 19, 2014
Deja Vu Again! 2014 Edition
The Deja Vu Blogfest has become an annual event hosted by D.L. Hammons. This is the time when bloggers can rerun a neglected or favorite blog post from the previous year in hopes that more will see it.
Looking over the past year, I realize that much of my blogging has pertained to the Battle of the Bands posts. You can find these posts by looking at the first and fifteenth of each month on Tossing It Out. My participation in BOTB has cut back on my visitation stats to some degree though traffic has remained fairly consistent so I'm okay with that for now. After all I enjoy the Battle of the Bands a great deal and I hope more of you will join me for my upcoming BOTB posts and vote on them.
However, I did post about other things as well. My choice for the Deja Vu Blogfest of 2014 is one of my lesser visited posts. The post I've chosen first appeared on March 17th. There were actually quite a few comments so many of you might remember this post. Whether or not you commented then I'll hope you'll enjoy this rerun and leave your thoughts in the comment section.
I Can Hardly Wait Until...
There used to be this lady who worked at the corporate office of the company for which I worked. She'd been working there for several years before I started managing the West Coast operation. She handled things like payroll and accounts receivable and payable. She would email me frequently when she had a question or a request concerning my office. Her tag line before her signature was always "Hurry Friday!"
She was one of those TGIF people who existed for the weekends. I never understood that philosophy. Maybe when I was in high school, but not really. I had favorite TV shows during the week and I did okay going to school. Didn't care for it all that much, but I very easily tolerated it.
Still the "can hardly wait" idiom frequently appeared in my language. "I can hardly wait until my vacation" or Christmas or whatever. I still catch myself saying these types of phrases or even thinking the thoughts. The truth though is that I can wait. I don't want time to hurry any faster than it already does. I'd like to savor every moment. Or a least all the good ones.
I don't really wish such and such a date would hurry and get here. Life is short and I don't need to make it any shorter. Even those times when I feel kind of bored. In reality there's never a legitimate time for boredom as there is something interesting about every situation in every moment of the day. I think of boredom as a stubborn display to reject what we think we don't want to do. Or a tedious time as something I know I don't want to do. The state of boredom is a lie which we begin to believe and if we openly express this lie we become more and more frustrated--or bored.
But I digress. My real point is that we--or I and you if you want to--we should savor each present moment as much as we can. They fly by so it's difficult to catch a moment, but sometimes time seems to pause--just for a moment to wait to see if I've noticed.
"TGIF" or "Hurry Friday!" even on a Monday the lady in our company would end her emails to me. She still had a whole week ahead. Every day would be a "Hurry Friday" day except for when it was "Yay! It's Friday!" day.
You can wait for most things. Sometimes you might need to go to the bathroom after waiting and there may come a point where you can't wait any longer. There are things like throwing up "Blechhhh!" If there's any waiting necessary for that then you can figure that waiting's not gonna happen.
I wait if I have to. What choice do I have in those cases? There's always something to listen to and to look at or at least think about. Waiting can be a blessing. Waiting holds options if we choose to see them. Waiting is not really all that bad. Besides, once we've reached whatever we are waiting for then there's something else to wait for.
That's life. We're all ultimately waiting for something.
Where do you dislike waiting? Do you get impatient or unpleasant in any way when you have to wait? What are you waiting for at this moment?