This is a personal post for me…just sharing something I think about often and it hit home again last week. I’m not writing this so you feel sorry for me!!! I’m writing this because I want you to think about the way you treat others. I’m not talking about your friends and family (although they should be most important on your list). I’m talking about the stranger in the store that is distracted, in a hurry, ignoring her kids as they bicker…because that stranger might be having a VERY bad day and you have no idea what is going on in her life.
Last Tuesday that stranger was me. I was at my daughter’s cross country meet when I got the call that my grandpa had passed away. So what did I do? I got my girls ice cream and then we went to Costco. We needed milk and life keeps right on truckin’.
Don’t get me wrong – some people are just gigantic jerks! But hey, maybe our world would be a bit better if we could give more people the benefit of the doubt and gave them a smile instead of the finger.