Behind closed doors
Have you ever?
Encountered a complete stranger and they lashed out at you with anger simply because you happen to be the person standing by them when they got a phone call that clearly angered them?
Have you ever been at a restaurant and your server was just distracted and not getting things right ?
Have you ever had someone pull out in front of you in traffic just oblivious to everyone’s safety?
Have you noticed some one coming to work late and slightly disheveled when normally they are always on time if not early and always “ put together”
Have you noticed someone’s grades are slipping?
Do you see a common denominator?
None of us know what’s going on behind close doors.
When I was 21 years old, I went to J.C. Penney’s to get a new dress. I was disheveled, looked a mess, was a mess, and when I was counting out my money to pay the sales lady I was just so distracted. It took me a while to count my money.
It should had been a simple task.
But clearly it was not.
The lady behind me was so impatient with me, was so rude to me,
and in front of everyone said “ you looked like someone just died”
What she didn’t know that I was trying to buy a new dress to go to my precious Daddy’s funeral.
That incident from JC Penney’s made a lasting impression on me.
When someone lashes out or behaves in ways as mentioned above I do try to pause and just think, “what is behind their closed door.”
May we all be encouraging and kind to others even when it’s not easy.
Sometimes being silent works best. It speaks volumes.
Being kind is calorie free, is free, and makes you feel like a million!
Will you please share your thoughts?