I am not a rude person, Im not just saying that to toot my horn Im just not, I dont find pleasure in hurting someones feelings, someone close or a perfect stranger, I just dont find it necessary to make someone else hurt in order to make myself feel better, and I really can not understand how people can go about thier lives concerned only with themselves and what makes them feel good in the moment...
It is beyond my comprehension as to why a man finds it necessary to honk and flip off an older gentlemen driving down the highway because he doesnt seem to be driving "fast" enough...Im mean we have all done it gotten frustrated at the little old lady driving 50 in the fast lane, I personally just go around her and continue on my way but there are those people, the people who clearly were not shown any grace in thier life so they dont know how to extend it to others, so they become angry and bang on thier horn (probably scaring the crap out of the poor old man) and flip him off all while flying down the highway as if tehy were in a high speed chase...yes man in your big red truck YOU need a lesson in grace.
I wonder about the man tapping is foot in anger and muttering under his breath profanitys at the lady in front of him at the checkout line who maybe has 14 items instead of 10 in the 10 items or less line....maybe she didnt count her items and just assumed she had 10 or maybe it was something worse maybe her child was sick at home and she needed to get back as fast as possiable and just didnt have time to wait behind all the people with cartloads of food, surely that women deserved some grace, surely she didnt need to feel berated and embarressed for being in a checkout line with 4 extra items....Yes you, that man with the tatoo and the beard YOU need a lesson in grace.
And ofcourse there is my starbucks barista ( I have many but I will speak about the one I saw today) I am talking to you, the women wearing high heels that were waaaayyyyy to high and a skirt that was way to short and a bag about is big as you, when you reamed out that barista for making your light frappachino wrong, dont you think you were just a little to harsh, it is busy in there and she IS making hundereds of frappachinos, lattes and other coffee concoctions and hour, perhaps she did make a mistake, perhaps she wasnt paying close enough attention, but maybe she had something bigger on her mind, maybe she was thinking how her rent was going to be late or maybe she found out she failed a course or maybe worse yet maybe she found out that someone she loves is sick and she couldnt concentrate perfectly to make sure your frappachino had that extra shot of expresso in it. Perhaps you should give yourself more then 3 minutes when you plan for your starbucks run, accidents happen, mistakes are made, maybe well not maybe YOU need a lesson in grace, because normal people dont berate other members of the human when there coffee gets screwed up.
And there is YOU, The Phamacist, no not the regular one who is sweet and caring but YOU the one who sat chopping on a brownie and soda for 20 minutes while I waited to hand in my sons prescription, you sat there and watched me stand there and not say a word til I shifted my foot position and sighed and then you promptly came over to me giving me a lesson in how YOU should not have to work through your break and that YOU dont have enough help and that I shouldnt sigh so loudly....well you mister mean pharmacist YOU need a lesson in grace, because you never know how you are talking to and what there story is, you didnt know I had just moved all my belonging from my home into a strorage unit because my husband killed himself, you didnt know that my heart has been broken and that I myelf have been ill for days, you didnt know my story behind my exhausted sigh, I think dear pharmacist you need a lesson in grace, in compassion and not just for me but for the human race...
for anyone out there who might sigh just a little to loud or drive just a little to slow or has a few to many items in line or perhaps just makes a mistake....well for all you people out there I think you (I) deserve some grace and really I truely feel it should be mandatory before one enters society that if they werent taught grace by thier parents...They should be made to take lessons in GRACE!!
For we dont know what burdens others bare....
Next time when your patients have run thin, think about how you would want to be treated, show a stranger some grace, I think really it would make this world a much better place.
(the ryhme in the last sentence was not intentional but cute anyway :) )