“Patience is the ballast of the soul, that will keep it from rolling and tumbling in the greatest storms.”
– Charles Hopkins, Irish poet and dramatist
I went grocery shopping with my dad Sunday morning. The store was packed with shoppers. We chose the shortest checkout line, with the intention of making a quick exit. Our strategy was thwarted by the very nice lady ahead of us, who had about 50 small items in her cart, one of which required a price check that took what felt like a century to complete.
Fortunately, dad and I knew this experience was simply an exercise in patience. We took it in stride, smiled at one another, and were amused in watching others work through their issues with the delay.
Where would demonstrating greater patience help you sail through the big and little storms of your soul, to enhance your personal or professional life today?