On Familiar Situations and Being Kind

I spent the month of February and the first four days of March in Michigan in order to help my family with some things, but now I am back in Texas. The thing is that I am stuck in the airport.

Sounds like the same situation I posted about when I was about to go to Michigan, yeah?

Apparently, about six inches of snow had fallen last night and has iced over. Therefore, this results in the ride I had set up not being able to come get me. I can’t say that I blame them– the drive is two and a half hours, after all.

After I got off the plane, I walked straight to Wendy’s (well, after a bathroom detour). As I was standing in line, I witnessed two ladies who were waiting for their food. Maybe “waiting” isn’t the right word to use. They were yelling at the employee to hurry up because, apparently, they were late for their flight. I understand that they were under a lot of stress, but shouldn’t they have thought about how much time they had before getting something to eat?

Anyway, the point of me telling you this story is because I believe that this society has a terrible problem with showing kindness to everyday people. I am talking about the people that you may see only once in your life. The employee at Wendy’s, the woman crossing the street with her children, the man waiting in line at the grocery store. You may not see them other than that one time, but how you treat them truly could affect their life permanently. You never know what that person is going through, nor how close they are to snapping.

So remember, my dear readers, to be kind to every single person (no, I don’t mean that type) you meet. You never know how a simple sentence you say can change someone’s life– for bad or for good.

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One thought on “On Familiar Situations and Being Kind

  1. Ellen says:

    Amen, little bro!

    I used to work at Kohl’s as a cashier many years ago, and my goal was to always make the unfriendly leave with a smile. You never know what people are going through that makes them cone off the way they do. It’s amazing how we can positively impact the life of another in a major way with just one simple word of kindness.

    I can still remember random people from YEARS back because of the random acts of kindness they have displayed toward me.

    We were designed to connect with one another, and I try to keep that in mind EVERY DAY.

    I’m pretty sure that’s why I’m blessed with all the amazing people I have in my life. 😉

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