Can I buy some patience?

I woke up from a dream this morning where I was at the Container Store. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I was. The subconscious organizational side of my brain was seeping with satisfaction. I remember going up and down the aisles mentally placing things in their perfect containers on their perfectly placed shelving in my perfectly organized home. But that’s not the point of this blog.  And of course I don’t and probably never will live in a home where everything has it’s perfect little place either. Side note: #lifegoals.

I continued to relish in my dream throughout most of the morning. The more I seemed to think about it, I realized I wasn’t just shopping for empty containers. This “container store” was a metaphor for life. And then I got to wondering, what if  life had a container store in which we could go and purchase the things we felt we were missing? Feeling a little agitated today? Patience is fully stocked and located on aisle four. Needing a little more motivation? Head on over to aisle six. How amazing would that be? Except, reality check, a place like this doesn’t exist. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix on most personality shortfalls. Lack of patience is something I have been struggling with for my entire life. And so far, I haven’t found a place to acquire more.

But what if there were a way to create your own store? A way to take a step back on those moments we feel stressed or tired and go to a place where for two seconds we can catch our breath? Our happy place. Of course there is no way to actually “buy some patience,” but maybe those two seconds of relief will help stock back up on what we do have missing in our tank. People always say to think before you act. Maybe there is some truth in that, however, as an over reactor, hindsight is always twenty twenty.


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