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A Choice in Waiting

In my country, it’s been a given that anything that has to do with government paperwork takes so long. Whether it’s applying for your tax number, driver’s license, renewing your passport, prepare to waste an entire day.

Just recently, Alla and I needed to renew our driver’s license. We arrived at 12:30 pm and was given a number. I was #139 and they were still processing #59. I was told to go back at 5 pm. Imagine that.

A lot of people get frustrated and annoyed.

I used to be that person.

As I grew, I learned that it’s futile getting worked up on things that we cannot control. Either you help build a solution or put your energy to good use.

At this moment, I can’t help build a solution so it’s time to put my energy to good use.

So, I wrote this blog using the Notes app in my phone while I try to pass the time and wait for my number.

The next time you need to wait, remember, you have a choice -

Be part of the problem and waste your energy in negativity or put it to good use.



Image by Kristopher Roller


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