Facebook can make me crazy. Between the ranting and the humble-bragging, sometimes I wonder why I even signed on.
But then I see a post like this (shared by a lovely friend) … one that makes my day, and I remember why I’m still there.
I’ve never turned road rage on its head like this guy did but I have been upset or annoyed with someone and then, after chatting with them, learned more than I bargained for and found my anger replaced by empathy.
As Plato once said … possibly while heading to Starbucks… “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
Going to try and keep that in mind.
Why am I posting a selfie with a coffee cup and a peace sign? Well, I’d like to share something with you. This morning I was driving my car, when a gentleman cut me off and gave me the finger! This surprised me because I was unaware WHY he did this. My thoughts are because he didn’t use his turn signal, so it was unexpected….he also shouted “Asshole” to me. Lol
Anyways, I saw he pulled into the Starbucks. Well, I thought, here’s my chance to tell him what I think of his poor manners and disrespect. I went in to find him, and I couldn’t. So I went to buy myself a coffee, he then comes in line, from the bathroom. I turned around to tell him that it’s his lucky day! “What could I buy you? My treat!”
He looked at me almost stunned.
“Really?” He said.
After buying him the drink, I told him that I was the guy he “flipped off” earlier.
“Man, I’m so sorry.” He said. “I’m just super stressed.”
I told him that it’s all good!
We talked for a bit and later we found out that his turn signal is actually burnt out! Lol
So, why am I sharing this?
Because we tend to celebrate people getting revenge, or “getting what they deserve.”
My question is, when does it end? When does the fighting and anger stop? It’s only when PEACE makes its way in and overcomes.
Remember, everyone may be going through something that you know nothing about.
That is all.
p.s. Song for today, one of my absolute favourites: “Do the Right Thing” by Ages and Ages. Enjoy!