Dinner tonight was decided based on the length of lines at different restaurants. We were all but hangry when we decided on a new local chicken with an African twist based solely off the line at their establishment. We were not disappointed with the food we had decided on, Zulu Chicken for the win. I have been wanting to check it out since it opened, we finally went! Honestly, if you live around Lehi, Utah check it out.

Lines are everywhere we go, we wait for and anticipate many different moments in our lives. Think about the last time you went to an amusement park or some other public gathering remember all the lines? Remember the boredom you felt, the aches in your feet then the excitement when you actually made it to the front of the line and were up next. Obviously, boredom stinks, achy feet hurt, and waiting is something many of us dislike to do but waiting teaches us many things, one in particular lesson is patience.

Patience is a challenge in so many ways because it is not the instant satisfaction that so often we feel we need. It’s a trial and a half to apply patience with others while doing many daily tasks such as driving, listening, being present, working towards goals, and another day to day tasks. Needless to say, we all could use a little more patience to make life better for ourselves and the others we interact with.

Life isn’t a line, it’s a journey that takes time and has its own twists and turns. These twists and turns can snow us down and cause our patience to be tested and our days to feel like a line waiting to get nowhere, but we will be better for enduring these times then moving forward. Dare to look for shorter lines or lines that better suit you and your desired life vision or end goal.