The old man driving in front of me is driving so slow that he is going to make me late for work, I didn’t know he just came from a chemo session. The barista is anything but cheery and taking her sweet ass time making my coffee, I didn’t now she just lost a child. The waitress just couldn’t get our order correct and acts like she doesn’t even want to wait on us, I didn’t know she just dropped her son off at rehab. This list could go on and on and on, and I am sure that you could come up with a few yourself.
Each one of us deals with shit at times in our lives that challenges our very souls. Life is not perfect and sometimes all of us at times need a listening ear or a kind word help us realize that we are all in this boat together. Hard times came make us feel like we are isolated and all alone when the truth is that most folks believe that they just don’t have time to deal with other peoples shit.
As humans we all live our lives based on a daily agenda. We progressively rush through each task so we can move on to the next. We don’t like anything to slow us down as we are checking things off of our task lists. When we come across that thing in our way we tend to try to move around it, push it out of ways or just run over it.
There is never a reason to be rude to another. We don’t even have to say rude things as we are showing it in our body language. But their are many who just right out say it. “Hey, lets go! I’m gonna be late.” “I don’t have time for this.”
While life doesn’t slow down we certainly can. Too many obligations, tight schedules and things we feel we need to get done can set us on a rollercoaster where we forget even the basic practice of being kind to one another.
As life passes by and we look back at those special times in our lives it will be those who reached out to us in our times of trouble who we will think of. We have that same opportunity right now to be those good memories to others.
The single mother who doesn’t know how she is going feed her children tonight. The man who just lost his wife and doesn’t know which way to turn. What can I do, what can I say? We certainly cannot fix all problems but there is always something we can do or say that can make the difference.
We all need to slow our lives down just enough to recognize that at times we are called to be just a small special part of another’s life. It’s not much, but what would happen if many people starting acting this way.
What is your agenda? Where do you have to be and what do you have to get done today? Do you have to time today to make someone smile?
You never know what someone else is going through as we all tend to hide behind the many masks that we wear. Why not simply be kind to everyone.
Blood Sugar- 110, Weight- 190.7
Shoulder Press- 120- 30
Front Raises- 30/30- 12
Side Raises- 30/30- 12
Shrugs- 220- 12
I raised the bar just slightly on weight in my shoulder routine today as I feel my muscles are getting a little more comfortable with the challenge. I am slowly making my way back.