I was sitting comfortably in front of the TV last night knitting, when the news anchor said they would be talking about being nice to people. I put down my knitting, took a sip of my drink, and began to listen to her words.
Many times during our daily routine we’re faced with situations that could make or break our day. A trip to Starbucks, for example, could result in a latte not-quite-right, bad service at your favorite restaurant, now leaves a bad taste in your mouth (so to speak), a mother yelling at her children to behave while you try to enjoy a quick lunch at Chic-Fila, or perhaps you pull up to the gas pump and find the “out of service” sign just as you get out of your car.
These things could definitely put a damper on your day, but why not turn it around and do what the TV anchor woman suggested…next time you’re in the drive-thru at Starbucks, or perhaps you see a person sitting alone at a table eating his/her lunch at your favorite restaurant, why not offer to pay. You know, kindness goes a long way. And the feeling you get from helping someone that day is nothing short of amazing.
We are all human beings, and some of us have bad days. I know I have my share of them, but keep in mind the next time you encounter one of those things that brings your day from fabulous to no-so-fabulous because of the situation, remember, they may be having a bad day and your smile alone can brighten that. You don’t know what their life is like, you have no idea why they are the way they are. Be kind to others is my message today.
So, if you find yourself in a situation where you can buy someone a cup of coffee or a sandwich at the deli, keep this in mind.
So, as I always say,
Write on! or Right on!