Posts in Patience
Setting Intention by Guest Author Natasha Coco Benitez

In the morning when my alarm goes off, I roll from side to side in my cozy sheets, stretch my legs out long and point my toes.  I gently rub my belly and breathe deeply.  I wipe my eyes and drink the water sitting on my nightstand before my feet hit the ground.  I walk to the window, slide the plush white curtains to the edge, and allow my eyes to get their first glimpse of the morning sky.  Inhale & Exhale.

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“I don’t LIKE salad!”

The lobby of my YMCA was in full Saturday bustle. I chirped my entry card and veered to the right around the staircase. Parents herded their kids, trying to make an exit.

“I don’t LIKE salad!” I heard a toddler announce right before he almost ran into me.

I scooched out of his way and smiled. Honestly, it didn’t sound like he was throwing a fit. It was more an honest assertion.

I wanted to lean down and say, “I feel you buddy.”

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STUCK

My little VW Beetle was parked close to a curb at a friend’s house. Their grassy lawn sat on the other side. As I opened the door to get in, the sharp lime-green corner stuck in the earth. As hard as I pulled, I couldn’t get it free.

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Stay on the Line

The cop took a U-turn at the light, following me in my lane.

“There is a police car behind me,” I explained to my sister on the phone. I put my blinker on and turned. “Oh no, they turned too.”

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