Have you ever had to sit and wait for others to complete their business. I have and I can tell you that sitting patiently gives me time to think. I am currently in a medical office watching people go by. I am able to accidentally overhear some very sad stories.
People seemingly come and go throughout the medical office like cattle through a field. Each has their own purpose for being here and each are taking their time handling their own business, wether it is a personal medical issue or dealing with the bills for a person who has passed. Either way, I notice no one has had a smile on their face in this medical office.
While I sit here, watching and waiting I am thankful that I have not had such problems. This is what I am thinking about. I am also praying for those who have seemingly had such a hard time. Sitting and being present helps us to evaluate our own position in life and for me it causes thankfulness.
Good leaders know how to be present in the moment and to take time to reflect on their own life. Sometimes this reflection cause us to evaluate the why we do things or even the how we do things, but there are those humbling moments when we realize we should be more thankful for who we are.