Inspiring people to practice kindness and pass it on to others
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With technology becoming more and more advanced, as a society we get used to doing everything as quick as possible and getting everything we want instantaneously. When we’re caught up in the face-paced world of today, we often forget to stop to notice those around us. So next time you’re in a hurry in public, slow down and go out of your way to be courteous to everyone around you. When you’re standing in the checkout line, waiting to pay for your food at the grocery store or waiting to order your drink at a coffee shop, offer to let the person behind you go in front of you.
This is a great way to practice patience, a virtue that will carry over into all areas of your life. It’s also a simple way to make someone’s day memorable. Would you forget the stranger who went out of his or her way to make your day?
Make it a habit to offer someone your place in line or let them go in front of you at least once a day. You’ll be surprised at how many opportunities arise and at how practicing patience will impact your daily life.
Another way to practice patience and be generous to those in front of you in line is to be gracious about waiting your turn. Don’t complain or think badly of the person in front of you, even if they are taking a long time. Or when someone cuts you in line, try not to dwell on it.
I did just that the other day. I had a trolley full to the brim of groceries and the woman in front of me, laden with big bottles of milk and other heavy items. Her arms were ready to drop off. I offered her to put them in my trolley, give her arms a break. She appreciated it very much. Then two ladies behind me with only 1 or 2 items and me with my full trolley, I let them pass. I felt good knowing it helped them.
Posted 10 months ago by Colleen from Australia
I always let people ahead of me who have much fewer groceries: two benefits - makes them happy and they don't get to see the junk food I am buying! LOL
Posted 8 months ago by Jamie Coster from lusby, md usa
Yeah..I like this idea to inculcate some patience in me:-) Thanks for sharing!
Posted 3 months ago by Alice Lee from Malaysia