March roars in like a lion
So fierce, The wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.
The month rolls on
And Spring draws near, And March goes out
Like a lamb so dear. Poem by Lorie Hill
The New York City Public Library has two lions flanking the grand stairs. Their names are Patience and Fortitude. They were given their monikers during the Great Depression by the mayor of the city, Fiorello La Guardia, who believed these two qualities were essential to overcome challenging times. Nearly 100 years later we still need reminding that patience and fortitude will get us through difficult times.
March may or may not come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. However, no matter what’s happening outdoors or inside our heads, we need these qualities to weather the storms of our lives.
Affirmation: I have patience and fortitude.
Coaching questions: What storms are you weathering through right now? If March is coming in like a lion for you, what can you do to help it go out like a lamb?