I was standing in a really long line at the post office yesterday. Most people were settled in and calmly waiting with their packages, though you could tell they didn’t want to be there. A couple people were complaining about other places that were closed that required them to come wait at the post office.
Then the man behind me said, “If this is the worst thing that happens to me today, it’s been a great day!”
As he said that, the atmosphere lifted. People smiled and started chatting.
During this sometimes hectic season we all need a reminder that waiting isn’t the biggest problem to have. We tend to start catastrophizing small inconveniences when we are stressed.
Time to regain our perspective.