“Whenever people ask you for something, don’t ever give it to them right away. Make them wait a day for it,” advised the guru,
“Why?” they asked.
Because experience shows that people only appreciate something if they have a chance to doubt whether they would get it or not.”
_ Idries Shah
What is spontaneously received just for the asking is not valued or appreciated as much as something you so ardently desired or badly needed but were not so sure of receiving. May be that is why our prayers often are not so readily answered. Waiting wets the appetite.