The other day, at the bank, I asked a woman standing near the deposit counter if she was on line.
Her response: What do you think I'm standing here for?
Today, I am grateful for wise words ~
1/ Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - Plato
Outwardly ~ As tempting as it was to go absolutely batshit Jersey on her and kick her with my heel, I did no such thing because I am a mature, law abiding citizen.
Internally ~ As tempting as it was to strike the malocchio (evil eye) upon her, I did no such thing because I am a universe abiding citizen.
So, outwardly, I apologized.
And, internally, I really forced myself to keep repeating this in my head: "I am so sorry for anything unfortunate that has ever happened to you in your life. I hope only good things for you. In fact, today, I hope something really great happens to you."
Outwardly and internally, not easy, Plato!
2/ If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. - Mother Teresa
She must have thought my apologies were phony. She just stared at me through her sunglasses.
Not easy, Mother Teresa!
3/ When shit happens, don't get mad. Blog about it. - Author Unknown
Maybe not the most eloquent words of all, but definitely the easiest.
Thanks for reading!
p.s. Yes, be kind anyway. But, sometimes, I can't help but smile at the beneficial side effects of all that positive force. As I tweeted later that day:
Tried to not mentally voodoo rude lady @the bank today.Sent her positive thoughts.Got very encouraging news this afternoon.Thx, universe! :)