Today I am thankful for internet and for patience.
This week we were in the middle of switching our internet providers. Yesterday after I got home from work I tried to go online, but to no avail. Our internet was out all night, and we were told it might be out until the 23rd.
Writing this out now, it all seems so trivial…but I was pretty upset to be without internet, especially since that was all I wanted to do after getting home from a long day of work.
Obviously I needed a lesson in patience, something I am very grateful for, because clearly I have no self-control.
This isn’t one of those posts where I discuss a life lesson that I just experienced and I want to share it because I came out stronger on the other end. This is a post where I share something that I’m not doing so well in, but that I hope to become better at someday.
And I am thankful for that chance :)
Also, I am thankful for this video about delayed gratification, because this morning when I woke up to find our internet had been fixed already, I acted very much like Cookie Monster :)
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I can relate! There are few “deprivations” that make me so angry as being without Internet. It’s unnecessary anger, and it’s something I am working on controlling. However, it’s tough to do that when so much of our lives (particularly my work life) depends on being “connected” 24-7. That’s not healthy either.
I know :( some days I just want to purge myself from all forms of electronics: no phone, no tv, no computer. But I realize that’s close to impossible nowadays…