Who We Desire to Be
If humanity made a 2016 resolution to quit being rude and allow niceness and kindness to rule they must’ve changed their mind.
My first stop this morning was taking my push mower to get it serviced. The person behind the counter acted like I was asking him to fix it personally and came up with several excuses as why he couldn’t fulfill the extended warranty. Finally, he relented and I was worn out with the hassle. My next stop was to buy a kerosene heater and a cashier refused to answer a question I had about the product. I figured out the answer myself. My last stop was to buy kerosene and the line inside to prepay was long. When another cashier opened up a woman cut in front of me without any hesitation. “Oy!” I was thankful when I pulled into the driveway to be greeted by the smile of my beautiful bride.
Being kind, nice, peaceful, in a world seemingly intent on being anything but, can be difficult. In these trying times we must remind ourselves we do not base our emotions, words and actions on what others do but on who we desire to be.
Posted on January 2, 2016, in Mindfulness and tagged #choice, #coerce, #control, #desire, #effort, #grace, #help, #journey, #life, #passion, #path, #wisdom, love, mindfulness, Peace, Truth, Vision. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.