I’m taking a new approach to situations that usually trigger a measure of impatience in me, such as waiting for the mechanic to finish a car repair or sitting in the doctor’s office because he is running behind schedule. I’ve tried reading the outdated magazines and I’ve tried to watch whatever happens to be on the television in the corner of the room, neither of which appeal to me. The phrase, “Do what you love”, inspired me to create a traveling art kit that fits easily into my purse.
An old cosmetic bag gets a new life as the keeper of my pens, brushes, and mini-sketchpad. It’s a treat to be able to take out my art supplies & play until my name is called. Now, I’m more likely to say that the wait time was too short!
I don’t have large blocks of time to explore my creativity on most days but a few minutes here and there can quickly add up. It’s so much easier to maintain a positive attitude in less-than-ideal situations when I’m doing something joyful.
“Create while you wait!”; the perfect mantra for someone who waits impatiently.