I was on the road, and driving in a hurry to meet an appointment . A car ahead was moving like a turtle and not giving me way inspite 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.”
& that changed everything!! I immediately went calm & slowed down !! In fact I got a little protective of the car & the driver !
I reached for the appointment few minutes late , but it was ok !
& 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 be more patient and kind with others if people had labels pasted on their foreheads???
Labels like ——-
“ Lost my job” , “Fighting cancer”, “Going through a bad divorce” , “ Suffering Emotional abuse “ ,” Lost a loved one”, “Feeling worthless” , “ Financially screwed up” & 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 !