Patience in Peace

What I love about this photo is not just the pelican’s patience, it’s her readiness as well.

Waiting is an active rather than a passive state.

In this bird’s case, she’s fully prepared. She’s trained a life-time to fish. She’s in shape, she’s prepared and probably neither happy nor unhappy in the waiting.

Some of us may be prepared for action. Others of us might do well to spend the time getting in shape, mentally, physically, spiritually, for the work that lies ahead of us. The way to Peace is always hard… and sometimes you need to sit back and exhale and wait until it’s time… But it’s not a great thing when the time comes and you’ve nodded off. Whether you’re fishing or working for Peace, you want to be ready.

Patience. Peace. They are well-acquainted.