I’ve been resting which means a lot of book reading, couch snoozing and movie watching. One of the movies I could watch over and over again is Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. Every time I watch this movie, I learn something new or hear another little nugget of truth. This time I watched the movie I heard loud and clear Mr. Magorium’s outlook on waiting.
In a clock shop Molly Mahoney and Mr. Magorium have just finished setting all the clocks to chime at the same time. Mr. Magorium announces that they have 37 seconds left before the chiming begins. And so Mahoney says, “Great. Well done. Now we wait.” To which Mr. Magorium replies, “No. We breathe. We pulse. We regenerate. Our hearts beat. Our minds create. Our souls ingest. 37 seconds well used is a lifetime.”
37 seconds is a lot shorter than the weeks that I feel I have been waiting but the principle is the same. We should never accept waiting as just something to get through. Waiting is part of life and when we live, we breathe, we pulse and we regenerate. Our hearts continue beating, our minds are capable of creating and our souls are active. Waiting is an action. Thanks for the reminder Mr. Magorium.