Arguably one of the most difficult concepts in life for us to grasp is the art of waiting patiently. . . . But sometimes what we learn and who we become in the process of waiting is even more important than what we’re waiting on. . . . We’re all waiting for something. An answer. A response. A reaction. A second chance. An e-mail. . . . If you’re still waiting for it, it means you’re not yet ready for it . . . whatever “it” is, so stop looking at waiting as a punishment and start looking at it as preparation! . . . Sometimes the moments spent waiting for something are even more important than the moment the something actually happens. And not all wishes are meant to come true. Some wishes are only there to teach us how to wait. These wishes . . . bring us not an instant blessing but a lifelong lesson.  – Mandy Hale