COLUMN: Brother’s hunt proves patience pays off

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By Brooke Tindall

Patience, how many of us can say we have that trait? Ever heard the saying the best things happen to those who wait? I’m not always the most patient person, especially when I want it done or I’m in a hurry. While you may not be a believer of that saying, every now and then you get a great example of one though.  For me that happened youth hunt weekend with my brother.

Saturday morning we woke up early and ate breakfast and got ready to go hunting as it got daylight. Needless to say, I was extremely impatient Saturday. My brother on the other hand hunted the majority of the day with my dad, no complaining. Then Sunday came around. My brother went hunting that morning and most of the day with my dad, I went in the afternoon with my mom. I was up for sitting and waiting Sunday afternoon. My mom and I were hunting probably about 30 minutes and we heard the gunshot from my brother. A little later he came running with the news.

So after tracking a while we found his deer, his 11 point buck. He was extremely excited, we all were happy for him. This showed me how being patient really pays off. He waited all weekend and never really complained, through the cold and wet weather he was all game, waiting for a deer to come out. I on the other hand grew extremely impatient Saturday. Therefore, it proved to me that great things happen to those who wait — the patient ones.

Patience, it’s not always possible, but it’s certainly nice to have. For example, we’ve all been waiting for the skate park that’s supposed to be coming here pretty soon, or a while back our new Wal-Mart, Tractor Supply, even the freshman center of the high school. It’s also annoying I’m sure in a dentist or doctor’s office, all the impatient people ready to get in and go out instead of waiting forever.

Sometimes though, the workers end up having to do something extra, or even just want to make sure they do a good job.

We all know we want our teeth to look nice for example. That takes time to do, and they have to have a lot of tolerance and patience. You can’t rush things like that, even though you think, well how long does it take to clean teeth, or get a checkup? It takes a lot of time, like building a public facility, too.

After all, patience is a virtue.

I’d also like to say congratulations world archery champions. How does it feel knowing you’re the world’s best? I can only imagine how great that must be. That takes some skill, and patience I’ve noticed myself. I just recently got interested in archery.

I can only imagine the nervousness as you competed and waited second after second, minute after minute wondering if you’d won, or how well you did. They also had a 13-hour trip to Florida in a car, that’s an extremely long time. Then, there’s the fact that they were well-mannered. You made not only Anderson County, but Kentucky and the United States proud. That’s pretty amazing. Way to go you guys, keep up the good work. God bless.

“And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone” -1 Thessalonians 5:14

Brooke Tindall is a teen columnist for The Anderson News. She od a freshman at Anderson County High School who can be reached at btindall95@gmail.com.