A car ahead was moving like a turtle and not giving me way inspite of my continuous honking! I was on brink of losing my cool when I noticed the small sticker on the car’s rear!
“Physically challenged; Please be patient.”
And that changed everything!! I immediately went calm & slowed down!! In fact I got a little protective of the car & the driver!!! I reached work a few minutes late, but it was ok!
And then it struck me. Would I have been patient if there was no sticker!???! Why do we need stickers to be patient with people!??
Will we be more patient & kind with others if people had labels pasted on their foreheads??
Labels like ——
“ Lost my job” , “Fighting cancer”, “Going through a divorce” , “ Suffering Emotional abuse “ , "Lost a loved one”, “Feeling worthless” , “ Financially messed up”..... and more like these!!!!
Everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing about. The least we can do is be patient & kind!!!
Let us respect the invisible labels!!!!