I saw this sign when I visited the hospital yesterday.
I loved the sentiment. So, I took a picture.
I resolved to be mindful and try to “walk in another’s shoes”.
On Second Thought
As I thought about it during the day, I determined that I should be kind even if someone is not fighting a hard a battle.
I should be kind because everyone deserves to be treated well.
I should be kind because kindness (respect, civility) is a virtue that I value.
If I have an unpleasant encounter, I still need to be kind.
In a perfect world, I can discuss the situation calmly with the other person.
We would both feel better even if we agreed to disagree.
Life is not perfect.
Sometimes it is better to react kindly and then walk away.
Often, I can not influence another person’s behavior.
Always, I can influence mine.
I want to be a kind person. That is one of my values.
Sometimes that is tested.
Sometimes my behavior tests others!