It was 8:05 pm after a long day. I needed dinner and lunch for work. The grocery store was usually open till 10 pm.
In a boot, on crutches, I painfully hobbled a considerable distance in the heat (past many people, including an employee) towards the entrance.
“We closed at 8!” a young girl snapped sharply at me through her floral print mask while tapping the sign with her long fingernails. 😳
Let’s face it; people are stressed.
They are scared, tired, angry, anxious, and fraught with emotion.
It’s a high voltage situation, and without proper grounding, it’s dangerous.
Think of a lightning rod redirecting the electrical current.
Be the person who DEFLECTS, not reflects.
👉 Swallow a terse response.
👉 Relinquish the parking spot.
👉 Smile despite complaints.
👉 Lend a hand without being asked.
👉 Thank those who help you.
👉 Take a deep breath and walk away.
Meeting chaos and hostility with benevolence serves you and the world.
I had a bowl of Cheerios and went to bed, grateful that all I said was, “Thank you, have a nice night.”
Perspective is in high demand and short supply.
Be kind. ❤️