This is such a beautiful way to look at every situation! So many times I miss opportunities to be kind because I am tired, annoyed, stressed, etc. Thanks Marvelyne Engel for the reminder to always be kind even when you least feel like it, it may be the only good thing that happens to someone that day, week, month, or even year.
I boarded a recent early morning flight already tired. As I settled into my seat a woman approached carrying a screaming infant and a tantruming toddler.
I knew what was next – they were destined to sit near me. I’m pretty sure it’s in my frequent flyer profile that anyone loud, stinky, annoying, snotting and eating smelly food must sit by me.
And here she comes – settling in to the seat right in front of me.
I have been that woman, I had empathy! But that didn’t make me less tired or less… ok. aggravated. I am sad to admit – I was annoyed the sleep I so craved was pushed further away – as if curled up in a window seat with your neck in some strange position and snoring sounds all around made it a lovely experience to begin with.
But I did manage to sleep. I woke several times…
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