Can't we all just get along?
On this Monday morning — when everyone is heading back to the grind and many of us are in a cranky Monday mood — just remember: You don't know what the person on the other side of your "problem" is going through. Maybe the idiot who just cruised through a red light is en route to the ER. (Yes, it happened to me. And I was the person cruising — carefully, after stopping to check for traffic — through a red light.) And the driver who didn't use a turn signal? He wasn't being thoughtless; the bulb is burned out, and he hasn't had a chance to replace it.
It's easy to get caught up in our own stuff and fail to recognize what others might be going through. On this Monday morning, take a minute to stop and consider that the person who just slighted you didn't mean anything personal. Really. It wasn't about you; it was about them. And remember, for every minute you're angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.
We're all sojourners on this glorious planet, so why not reach out today to a fellow traveler and extend a hand — without the middle finger.
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