A friend of mine sent me this today and I want to share it with you. XO
“A few weeks ago I was sitting in line at a drive-up waiting to order
breakfast. I was running late and was irritated at the world for my
tardiness. The woman directly in front of me received the brunt of my
irritation. I hated her car. I hated her hair. She irritated me in
every way, even though I knew nothing about her. She was certainly
inferior to me as was evidenced by how slowly she went through the
motions of ordering, paying and leaving.
“When I finally got to the window, I held out my money with a scowl on
my face, only to be informed that the very same person I disliked so
much had paid for my breakfast.
“I was laid low.
“I had to pull over because I couldn’t see through the tears. I chose
one way (the wrong way) to view the world around me and she showed me
the right way. I was completely humbled and made a conscious effort to
let this stranger’s example influence how I approached the rest of my
week. I’m intensely grateful for this gift. Not just the meal, but the
reminder that I’m not the center of the universe. There are far
greater things than self.
“Thank you angel at the drive-up.”