Food for thought for the New Year - from Facebook

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  1. SueM in MN

    SueM in MN combining the teacups with a roller coaster Moderator

    Aug 23, 1999
    D4802DD3-140B-40BC-855D-B4F7E88C4E03.jpeg Food for thought from Facebook......
    This came up on my Facebook feed and seems like good food for thought to Wish Merry Christmas and start the New Year.

    As I was pulling into work, I was following this car. The sign in the back window says, “Learning stick sorry for any delay.”

    Knowing this information, I was very patient with their slow shifting, and honestly they were doing pretty well for still learning. Then I asked myself a tough question: Would I have been just as patient if the sign hadn’t been there? I can almost definitely say no.

    We don’t know what someone is going through. We don’t wear signs that illustrate our personal struggles. You don’t see signs taped to people’s shirts that say, “Going through a divorce”, or “Lost a child”, or “Feeling depressed”, or “Diagnosed with cancer”.

    If we could read visually what those around us are going through we would definitely be nicer. But we shouldn’t have to see signs and have reasons to treat strangers with kindness. We should do it anyway, whether we know what is going on or not. Whether they deserve it or not.

    Let’s give everyone an extra dose of patience, kindness, and love. And have a Merry Christmas.
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  2. powellrj

    powellrj DIS Veteran

    Mar 2, 2003
    I have been trying to remember to take a deep breath before I get impatient and it really does help!
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  3. mamabunny

    mamabunny DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2012
    Happy New Year to everyone - may it be filled with all the love, warmth and happiness you desire.

    XO MamaBunny :)
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  4. Pease in a pod

    Pease in a pod Earning My Ears

    Mar 3, 2017
    Always a good thing to try to remember. Thanks for the reminder
  5. dragonfly57005

    dragonfly57005 DIS Veteran

    Aug 13, 2010
    Great reminder for all of us to do.

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