On a busy day, as I was rushing to officer, a car ahead of me was moving like a turtle and not giving me way in-spite of my continuous honking!
I was on brink of losing my cool when I noticed the small sticker on the car’s rear
“Physically challenged; Please be patient.”
And that changed everything!!
I immediately went calm & slowed down!!
In fact I got a little protective of the car & the driver!!!
I reached work a few minutes late, but it was ok!
And then it struck me.
Would I have been patient if there was no sticker?
Why do we need stickers to be patient with people??
Will we be more patient & kind with others if people had labels pasted on their foreheads??
Labels like ——
a) “Lost my job”
b) “Fighting cancer”
c) “Going through a bad divorce”
d) “Suffering emotional abuse”
e) ” Lost a loved one”
f) “Feeling worthless”
g) “ Financially messed up”
….. and more like these!!!!
Everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing about.
The least we can do is be patient & kind !!
Let us respect the invisible labels!!!!