Peace or Noise
Yesterday I stopped by a convenience store to buy some Lifesavers. After choosing the wintergreen mint I stepped in line. It was slower than anticipated so I looked to see what was keeping us from moving quicker and noticed there were a few special needs individuals at the checkout counter. I smiled and thought to myself; “if they aren’t in a hurry why should I be?” Lesson received. I paused, took a couple of deep breaths and enjoyed the stillness.
After a few moments a woman arrived at the back of the line and began speaking loudly, brashly, obnoxiously; “Cashiers to the front! We need a cashier to the front! This is ridiculous. Is there only one employee here today?” My tranquility began waning as she kept harping. The line began to move and I looked forward to being away from this impatient person.
Inconveniences, annoyances, difficult situations happen and are beyond our ability to control. What we can choose, however, is to bring a whisper of peace or add more noise to an already cacophonic world.
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