In these “trying times” it is SUPER Important that we STOP judging.
We have no idea what another person’s story is.
Let us treat those around us with KINDNESS and COMPASSION.
It is challenging to smile with a face mask covering your mouth – but you can smile with your eyes and with your body language. You can smile with your words and with your tone.
Be aware of the judgement calls you are making.
You get what you focus on.
Focus on KINDNESS and COMPASSION.
When I got back in the car at the end of my shift today, I pulled my mask down. After four and a bit hours I wanted it OFF! I got home, reversed around 10 metres down the drive and grabbed my stuff. As I was about to get out of the car a woman walked past, clearly saw I didn’t have a mask on and shot me a terrible look combined with defensive body language. My initial reaction was a flare of anger – but that doesn’t help my mental health.
The next time I see her I will wave and smile. She doesn’t know my story – but I do, so I will do what I can to turn her frown upside down 😊
This poem was one my Nana’s. Even though it’s at least 30 years old it’s still valid 😀