A lesson in patience and teamwork happened in an unlikely spot today. A busy intersection.
This afternoon I was on my way to a meeting in downtown Omaha, and I was on Dodge Street (the busiest street in the city). I scanned up ahead and at the top of a hill was a school bus.
I kept looking at it and realized that this bus was not moving. Not one iota. It was also blocking three lanes of traffic. Two of those lanes were the side I was on.
It appeared as if the bus had broken down or had been in a minor accident that had just happened, because there was yet to be police presence on the scene.
What I found incredible was that everyone worked together to keep traffic moving, albeit slowly. The lane I was in was letting cars over to ours and then each car took its time to go around the back of the bus and squeeze through to the other side, and then we were all on our way to our destinations.
No one honked.
No one seemed frustrated.
No one tried to butt in.
Everyone worked together so that we could all get to where we were going. It was the ultimate in teamwork and patience, and not a word was spoken.
If complete strangers thrown into a weird circumstance can do this, it makes me wonder why people who work together on a daily basis seem to struggle.
Maybe we can all learn a lesson from this. Be more patient with each other. Work together as a team. Remember what the ultimate goal is.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.