The more you wait, the better you receive

I was sitting in the park for a while and I was unsure where to look, what to think about and what to do. So, as usually, I’d make some photographs with my camera, stare at people, walk around, sit on one of the benches and stare at people again.


A conversation between a mother and a little girl caught my attention. The mother was sitting on the bench right next to mine, and the girl was the cutest girl ever. She had blonde hair, long up until her shoulders, and sparkly big blue eyes full of life. She was playing around, jumping and laughing and she came to her mum and said:

  •  – Mum, can I have an ice-cream?
  •  – No, sweetie, you can’t have an ice-cream now. It’s still cold outside. We need to wait.
  •  – Why do we need to wait, mum? What will happen if we wait?
  •  – Oh sweetie, we need to wait for the weather to be warmer.
  •  – But why? Does the sun get bigger if we wait?

The mother smiled and said:

  •  – No, but it shines brighter.
  •  – Okay mummy, I’ll wait. Does that mean that my ice-cream will taste better too?

I was a witness to the cutest conversation between a mother and a daughter ever, and it made me think deeper. Do we really get better things if we wait? I wouldn’t say so. We just appreciate them more, just because we wait for them. Or sometimes, the opposite happens, We realize we don’t really need them, we just wanted them at the exact moment.

And this girl…she is on my mind all day. Her way of thinking is so different. The way she is willing to wait, so she could taste a better ice-cream. I believe it will result in her willing to wait for things, and to appreciate them when she gets them, which is one of the best qualities that one person can have.

We need to wait for things to happen. They will eventually come, and happen, and they will be the best things we have ever had. And we’d know how to appreciate them!


18 thoughts on “The more you wait, the better you receive

    • atanasovai March 4, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  1. Simon March 4, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    Waiting is so hard! 😃

    • atanasovai March 4, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      But it is always worth it 😉

      • Simon March 4, 2016 / 9:25 pm

        It is… especially if it’s an ice cream on a summer day next to the sea. 🙂

      • atanasovai March 4, 2016 / 9:25 pm

        Hehe, I have to agree on this 😀

      • Simon March 4, 2016 / 9:28 pm

        I thought you might… 😉

  2. Allison Hayward March 4, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    A beautiful post. I love the story. 🙂 I love the point of view of children. You came upon a treasure of mother/daughter interaction. <3

    • atanasovai March 4, 2016 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you so much Allison! I appreciate it!

  3. Real real me March 4, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    Beautifully written! I agree with your views in the article 🙂

  4. Jenny March 5, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    A lovely story. You depict the heart of the matter so well.

    • atanasovai March 5, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you very much, Jenny! I appreciate it!

  5. toshajihn March 6, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    Patience is truly a virtue. Sweetest, and most humbling thing I’ve read all day. I’m ready for ice cream.

    • atanasovai March 6, 2016 / 5:52 pm

      I’m glad you liked it hehe 😀 And for the ice-cream… you know… You need to wait 😉 hehe

      • toshajihn March 6, 2016 / 5:53 pm

        I’m seriously trying here, haha

  6. BreakTheEnigma March 7, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely story with us 🙂 I really enjoyed it, and you’ve given it a very special message.

    • atanasovai March 7, 2016 / 2:53 pm

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it, and I’m glad you liked it.

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