A gentleman held the door as I was walking in carrying my baby and his chair, so he could sit with the rest of us, and I accidentally bumped a lady using a cane. She gave me a look of disgust and I quickly apologized. Obviously, I didn't mean to bump her. I felt bad. I just had my hips done she replied with that same look. I apologize, I told her. I found my family and sat down. I felt the tears coming... and I couldn't hold it back.
Sometimes life is hard, stressful, frustrating, annoying, or all of the above. Sometimes it just all adds up and one person's words or actions can really impact you. For the worse or for the better.
My husband asked what was wrong and I told him what happened... I knew he'd get up and go say something so I didn't want to point her out. I totally avoid confrontation, he totally welcomes it. :P
Any other day it probably wouldn't have effected me as deeply.
But today wasn't the day.
It was a perfect reminder for me to be kind. Always.
You don't know what that person is going through or what they have been through. Sometimes I wish there could be a bubble over everyone's head with what they're going through... I think we'd be a little kinder. I think we'd smile more and offer a helping hand.
So please, let this be your reminder!
Be kind. Help a stranger. Hold the door. Smile. Wave. Give compliments.
And when someone bumps you... Please be kind! ❤️ There's a good chance they didn't mean to.