Judging Others

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 and 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 and kind with others if people had labels pasted on their foreheads??

Labels like –

Lost my job

Fighting cancer

Going through a bad divorce

Suffering Emotional abuse

Lost a loved one

Feeling worthless

Financially broken

and more like these…..

Everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing about. The least we can do is be patient and kind. Let us respect the invisible labels.