One day I was going home by transjakarta when rain suddenly poured down from the sky. The rain was so heavy that you’d soon be soaked in water although you had an umbrella. So there was no way for me to ride an ojek as I usually do. The other option was to get a taxi… but the traffic jam was extremely dreadful that you’d be wasting time (and lots of money) anyway.
The last option was to wait at the bus shelter, and that’s what I did. I got there around 7.30 pm, and guess what… the rain didn’t stop pouring until 9 pm…!!! So there I was, standing for 1,5 hours without any book to read or anyone to talk to. When the rain finally stopped at 9 pm, I was so happy as I could be, quickly got myself an ojek, smiling all the way home :p
Then I realized I’ve learned something new. We have the right to pursue our goals, yet God is the one who decides whether we deserve it or not. He also decides the right time for us to get what we are worthy of. No matter how hard we’ve tried, no matter how much we want to make our dreams come true, it can’t always come in an instant.
Keep on working hard… but sometimes we simply have to WAIT. It leaves us two options: waiting happily or unhappily. I believe there are lots of goals we’re not yet to reach… but for me, ever since that day, I’ve decided to wait happily and thank God for everything He’s given to me… It’s not always easy though, but it makes me feel lots better.
What about you…??? :p
* It was written on October 19, 2006, the second writing posted in my friendster blog. Actually I have forgotten the art of waiting happily. That’s why I decided to post this old writing here. To remind myself of my revelation under the rain ^^ *
Now I’m waiting happily to get pregnant again ^^