Theme of the Day
When I opened my blog posts today I was astonished to see that it had been 10 months since I’ve written a post. I haven’t had a consistent creative outlet in months. I admonished myself (like only I can get away with). No wonder I’ve been noticing a growing level of irritability lately, and why my children have been doing their homework in an adjacent room. When my book tour ended last year and I decided to leave my career in management consultancy, I invested months in finding the right job. Writing took a back burner.
Now as I settle into my executive role at a resort, I find that more patience is necessary. Its taking time to develop my expertise at work, and it take months to get a good start on my second book. I want to dual career – the only problem is I want it now.
As I write this, I can’t help but think of a statement Harrison made at the wise age of 14. He, Olivia and I were enjoying dinner, going on journeying 0n random paths of conversation, when Olivia mentioned she wanted an iPod Touch for her birthday - which was 7 months away. Harrison murmured, more to himself than to our family, “Well, you better start praying.”
I was taken aback. Harrison was a self-proclaimed atheist. Why would he menton God, and with such certainty at that?
“What do you mean by that?” I asked.
“Well,” he shrugged and chomped the tip off his wedge of pizza, “Because God takes time.”
Now I was really perplexed. Not only did he acknowledge an existence beyong the earthly and evident, he had a philosophy about it.
“What do you mean by God takes time?”
“Because its true. Last Tuesday, when we had to run a mile in 5th period PE , I prayed and prayed for rain so I wouldn’t have to run. Up until we stepped onto the track, I prayed. Then, just when we finished the mile – whoosh – it downpoured.” He shrugged again. “I should’ve started praying earlier.”
I imagine God at a chalkboard, making a list of things to fulfill, and saying, “All right already, give me a moment – I just finished your last one!”
Perhaps if I place an order for patience, that will arrive first.