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  1. Nina

    I am waiting for a well deserved promotion.

    3 years ago
  2. Lou Mu

    I am waiting for pay day so that I can put some shelves on the wall and finally get some photo frames up in the living room, making my house feel more like my home.

    3 years ago
  3. V
    Vaibhavi Pant

    I don’t need to wait for anything or anyone. There is nothing like the “right time” or “right person” I am the right person and now is the right time. I promise to stop delaying and start working on myself

    3 years ago
  4. Grady Clampitt

    i am waiting to find someone that makes me happy

    3 years ago
  5. Antoinette

    Nothing

    3 years ago
  6. Malag

    The pandemic to end

    3 years ago
  7. E
    Em

    I am waiting for perfection! I never want to start something unless it is perfect. I don’t want to start a new habit if I can’t do it every day. I don’t want to start a bullet journal if it’s not the perfect, beautiful things I see online. I need to start doing things just because I want to, and not to post online or show off in some other performative way. I can do things just for me.

    3 years ago
  8. B
    Brown Rose

    I am waiting for that push.

    3 years ago
  9. Cara G

    I am waiting for the peace I feel I’ve been chasing without success. 2021 was a challenging year for a lot of reasons and it left me wondering why.

    3 years ago
  10. MEG

    For me it is probably more hoping than actually “waiting” for …
    to learn and grow from the experiences of 2021 … to live more fully with faith, to adapt to the unknown and to the New …
    Happy 2022 to wonderful You!

    3 years ago
  11. mam_gigi

    I think I unfortunately wait too often for other people to do something, when I would be better off finding ways to take charge and get things done on my own. I spend too much time waiting on others to change or do the right thing. While I do believe change is possible, in reality, you can only change yourself–your own behavior and reactions to others; instead of hoping for or trying to make them change.

    3 years ago
  12. d
    db82258

    Just being

    3 years ago
  13. Journey

    I am waiting to find balance in my life and to find peace. I know this is attainable and if it is to be, it is up to me.

    3 years ago
  14. Hot Sauce

    I am waiting for insights to the questions I have been asking, as well as improvement on my running times.

    3 years ago
  15. Don Jones

    Given the size of the cosmos and my position within it – I am not capable of doing anything except wait. It is not about time. It is a quality, a way of being. I will wait joyfully.

    3 years ago
  16. pkr

    I am waiting for “what’s next”, in my work life. Lost my job, due to Covid. I am not ready to retire or be retired. I am searching for my next “big thing”!
    I am waiting for more like-minded folks to cross my path.
    Happy New Year to All here. Cheers to good health, happiness, peace, joy, abundance, gratefulness…..✨🌟🙏❤️

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      You too pkr😊

      3 years ago
  17. Melissa

    Waiting to see what direction to help with climate change and assisting others during these Covid changes. I know I won’t wait long. The universe signals and lets me know right away after the holidays where I can help.

    3 years ago
  18. Victoria Rose

    I love this question. Thank you. I am waiting for that connection in my heart that says, ‘yes, this is what you are to do next.” I want something that I can focus on wholeheartedly and that will engage my energy, give me a purpose beyond myself that helps me use my time well. And I’d love for it to be something creative. In the past I have had that energy and heart commitment to survival, healing, raising children and writing but now, at age 70, even though I have things that keep me busy and much gratitude for my life, I feel underused. I do what I need to do but I feel like there’s more….something else that I am to embrace and be engaged with. Something that engages my heart, wholeheartedly. I wonder if perhaps that is now past? I hope not!

    3 years ago
    1. LisaBeth

      Thank you for putting into words the chaos of thoughts that have been swirling around in my mind.

      3 years ago
      1. Victoria Rose

        Thank you LisaBeth. It’s nice to have company on this road 🙂

        3 years ago
    2. pkr

      I too, am searching Victoria Rose. I wish you all the best. No, no it is not past. Believe, trust. It will come. ❤️

      3 years ago
      1. Victoria Rose

        Yes, I also believe that pkr……..thank you for the reminder!

        3 years ago
  19. Linda

    I have been waiting to be matched with a refugee from Afghanistan, and it happened yesterday. She is 25, and a truly amazing young woman. I will be her mentor as she navigates her way (alone, without her family) in the US. I am grateful and happy to help her adjust to life in the US. She is a lovely, motivated and strong young woman with many goals in mind. It will be a pleasure to be her guide as she adapts to her new country.

    3 years ago
    1. Anna

      I truly appreciate what you are doing, dear Linda, my best wishes to you and this young woman.

      3 years ago
    2. Melissa

      In deep appreciation for helping this young woman and mentoring her. Sending good wishes her way and gratitude to you!

      3 years ago
      1. Linda

        Thank you. It is a joy to help someone in need. I look forward to all she will accomplish in her new country!

        3 years ago
    3. Holly in Ohio

      What joy!
      Linda, thank you so much for doing this! ❤

      3 years ago
      1. Linda

        Thank you, Holly. It is truly my pleasure.

        3 years ago
  20. Marnie Jackson

    I am returning to school on Monday and I am anxious about the new COVID rules. I am waiting for the consequences of the decisions that have been made because we can never accurately guess how everything is going to play out.

    3 years ago
  21. Sherri

    I keep waiting for some sense of anticipation, excitement, passion, commitment. It’s been so long since I’ve felt any of these things, that it’s hard to move.

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      I like your profile picture-cardinal is my favorite bird.

      3 years ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      I wish you luck in getting moving. With myself I often found health to come first… walking, healthy food, water, and whatever other health needs I had. Then comes structure – some commitment that forces my to show up, get out of the house, engage with others. I don’t know if that helps you. I know it is very difficult to get moving sometimes even though we want to so much! I wish you the best, Sherri, and thank you for posting this honestly because I have been there and it reminds me I can be thankful that I’m moving now. Best wishes and happy New Year!

      3 years ago
  22. Mica

    I had a gloomy day last fall when I couldn’t see what more there was in my life. The granddaughters are more distant now, as teen and tween, and I felt rather useless. ‘Curiosity’ is what called to me – Curiosity about what the rest of my life will bring. And I’m making progress at connecting better with the granddaughters.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      That is wonderful, Mica. And your science and presentations are also a way you contribute! As is what you share here. 🙂

      3 years ago
  23. Sylvia Haley

    To me 2021 was an awakening. I learned that when I quiet the noise around me ,I can hear my soul speak. And so for this new year what I want is even more connection with like minded people.
    Happy New Year everyone.

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      I think you’ll find like-minded people here, Sylvia Haley – I have! 🤗 welcome – 🙏

      3 years ago
  24. Carol

    I sat here pondering the question. For me, waiting is to be open minded and willing for whatever life is offering me in this moment, this day. I share a quote from T.S. Elliot and a poem by David Whyte that express how I responded when I read today’s question. For me, life is not about goals. It is process not product. I’m more concerned with what awaits me than what I’m waiting for.

    Everything is waiting for you by David WhyteYour great mistake is to act the drama
    as if you were alone. As if life
    were a progressive and cunning crime
    with no witness to the tiny hidden
    transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
    the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
    even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
    the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
    out your solo voice You must note
    the way the soap dish enables you,
    or the window latch grants you freedom.
    Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
    The stairs are your mentor of things
    to come, the doors have always been there
    to frighten you and invite you,
    and the tiny speaker in the phone
    is your dream-ladder to divinity.
    Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into
    the conversation. The kettle is singing
    even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
    have left their arrogant aloofness and
    seen the good in you at last. All the birds
    and creatures of the world are unutterably
    themselves. Everything is waiting for you.

    “I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
    For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
    For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
    But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
    Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
    So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
    ~ T.S. Eliot ~

    3 years ago
    1. Mike

      Lovely.

      3 years ago
  25. Howie Geib

    Timing is everything. Life seems full of interruptions. I have found these very intrusions to be, in fact, laden with meaning, power and purpose. Restraint of my will, of my agenda, demanded by unlooked for opportunity, is a holy waiting. Often I am waiting for a signal, a sign, for a word. Through which life seems to suggest, more like command, a particular response from me. Which is perhaps why waiting can be another word for service.

    3 years ago
  26. Michele

    validation from someone
    soulmate/twin flame
    Covid to end

    Happy New Year everyone:)

    3 years ago
  27. Maurice Frank

    I’m not waiting, I’m avoiding. I hope my reasons are good.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Yes. I realized with today’s question that I’m waiting for my brother not to be such an inconsiderate, resentful person, which is not a good thing to wait for, for so many reasons! But I have been avoiding communicating again with him because I really don’t know how to address how he treated us recently, or how to respond to his covering it up. I don’t know whether to disagree with what he last said, or do my own pretending like it doesn’t matter.

      I don’t know if this is at all like your situation, Maurice, but I appreciated your posting because it brought me face-to-face with my own avoidance. I don’t know in my case either if my reasons are good! 🙄

      3 years ago
      1. Maurice Frank

        Holly, I hope that your relationship with your brother can heal, if not soon, then whenever it can.

        3 years ago
        1. Holly in Ohio

          Thank you, Maurice! I think it will. There is no animosity, just trying to find a healthy path. I wish you luck in your situation, too! 😊

          3 years ago
  28. EJP

    I’m waiting for new doors to open and a light to shine on the path that I need to take in this new year.

    3 years ago
  29. sunnypatti48317

    I’m waiting for Covid to be a thing of the past. I know it’s coming!

    I was also waiting for this new year to kick in so I could start my yoga teacher training. I’ve dipped in a little, but with the holidays, the days have been filled with work, family, and preparations for gatherings and catering events with my husband. That’s all simmering down now, and I am going to dedicate time each day to this goal. I’m really excited about it!

    Happy New Year, gratefulness friends! Be well and know that you are loved!

    3 years ago
    1. Mica

      Happy yoga 🧘‍♀️ 🧘‍♂️ teacher training, dear sunnypatti! I enjoyed mine, many years ago –

      3 years ago
  30. Mary Pat

    That still, small voice I hear every New Years morning that tells me deep in my soul my word or words for the year.
    Some years it comes to me by now, other years it takes a little longer, but it comes like a dear, old friend, wiser than the distracted clamoring me that is always “doing”.
    The Light will come, there is no doubt, but in its time.
    Last year my word was murmuration, and it was true. And perfect.
    Happy New Year to all, and may this new year be filled with much love, Light, and laughter.

    3 years ago
    1. Dusty Su

      Ooh, I do the same thing. I love what you have shared Mary Pat.

      Each year I too choose a word to act out of, filter life, and journal by.

      For 2017 my word was GRACE… living in the spirit of grace blessed my being and then, in turn, others.
      For 2018 my word was EMBODIMENT… I strove to live out my dreams, hopes, and aspirations in new ways.
      For 2019 my word was RECOGNITION…I spent the year endeavoring to see deeply within and truly recognize the divinity. within all, as well as difficult truths.
      For 2020 my word was SOUL-SIMPLE… which meant to strip back the unnecessary and tread lightly in ways that make mindful impacts to others, myself, and our dear planet. COVID-19 losses made that practicable.
      For 2021 my word was KINDNESS… what scopes the wonderful gift of KINDNESS taught me were wonderful. Ha, of course, I feel I could have done better with being kind, but I’ll be kind to myself in my self evaluation!
      For 2022 my word is ADVENTURE…I am adding venture to all I do and the currency of those ventures is openness to new things, ways of being and blessing, empty hands and an open heart, compassion.

      There is much I wish to embody this NEW YEAR! Much I hope we all can. Have a wonderful 2022.

      3 years ago
      1. Mary Pat

        Dusty Su,
        YOU gave me a great idea. I just started a document that will have the word of the year and how it came to be, whether by dream, a thought, or a way of Knowing…..
        I remembered last years, and put down this years…can’t remember the others, but I have started-great idea…thanks!

        3 years ago
        1. Dusty Su

          I also ask others what their word for the year is. Gets them thinking. Great thing to share.

          3 years ago
    2. Mica

      Murmuration – that’s quite a word, Mary Pat!
      google says, Although Starlings are not the only birds that do it, a murmuration is a term more specifically used for starling flocks. Starlings use murmuration to confuse predators and to keep warm. Most other birds “flock together” to travel long distances and flocking reduces their energy expenditure.
      But your murmuration might be the other definition. 🦅 🦅 Happy new year! 🦢

      3 years ago
      1. Mary Pat

        Yes, it has. I studied the word last year, and it also means that when one of the birds in the front needs to rest or is injured, another takes its’ place and the injured or tired bird goes to the back or in the back into the middle, where it is protected and warmer. It applied to my life last year in so many ways, as I was injured and needed rest. My family and my church community took care of me and I received the rest and time for healing I needed.
        I always study the word I receive in depth.

        3 years ago
        1. Mica

          That’s wonderful – thanks, and congratulations, Mary Pat

          3 years ago
  31. Kevin

    I am waiting for the rain to stop so that my rowing team can undertake its traditional New Year’s Day row in just a few hours!

    I am waiting for the day to arrive when we can all see Covid in our rear view mirrors of life.

    Happy New Year to my friends here at Gratefulness!

    3 years ago
  32. Dusty Su

    For Covid to stop closing borders/changing travel plans. Then I can go to Thailand, close up my 30 years of work there officially after a two-year absence. Then to the USA and onto Belize and help set up the first Hospice/home-care for end of life in the country.
    By the way, a very blessed New Year to everyone. Thank you for your kind, positive, wise companionship these past two-plus years.

    3 years ago
    1. pkr

      Happiest of New Years to you dear Dusty Su. ✨ Prayers for you & your dreams. 🙏❤️🙏

      3 years ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Thank you, dear heart 🥰👍much appreciated.

        3 years ago
    2. Michele

      Happy New Year to you too Dusty Su. I hope you get to fulfill your dream and start your Belize trip very soon. Thank you for the work you do:)

      3 years ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Thanks, so much, Michele 🥰👍

        3 years ago
    3. Kathleen58034

      Dear Dusty, my your hopes soon be realized and if you would welcome prayer for that to come about, I’ll surely pray that your isles come true. I am a cancer patient (Roswell Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY)…thank you with all my heart. Sister KathleenO’Neill

      3 years ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Sister Kathleen, I’d love those prayers, and you have mine ❤ How would you like me to pray?

        3 years ago
    4. Kevin

      Thank you, Dusty Su! Blessings on you and your important work in the New Year ahead, too.

      3 years ago
      1. Dusty Su

        Thanks so much, Kevin. Hope your year is wonderful and your pain subsides.

        3 years ago

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