8 What Inspires People? PATIENCE

Let’s pretend that you are a first-grade elementary school teacher. You have thirty-one kids in your class. It’s Monday morning, and it’s raining. I mean really raining, coming down in buckets. The time is 8:15 a.m., and here come the buses full of children. You go into the hallway to meet the kids and take off thirty-one pairs of boots and thirty-one raincoats. You put the boots away, hang up the raincoats, and send your students into your classroom. Class begins.

One hour and twenty minutes later it’s time for recess. You put on thirty-one pairs of boots and thirty-one raincoats. Twenty minutes later, recess is over. You take off thirty-one pairs of boots ...

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