My mother used to say, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Wise words, words of restraint. Anger begets anger; when you belittle people, when you show them anger, they are more likely to become mirrors to reflect their negativity back
When faced with challenges, what do we choose to see? Do we seek people to blame, or do we opt to see the sacrifices of those who are helping out?
a “thud” and lurch let me know that they had hit my vehicle. I turned on my blinker and prepared to pull over to exchange insurance information when again I looked in the mirror. This time, the passenger was holding up a handgun.
Have you ever heard a reproduction of your own voice? I like my voice. As I hear myself speak in my own head, I mean, it’s not the most beautiful voice, but it’s very nice. Then I hear it in an audio recording, and it makes me want to wretch.
You see it all of the time. Somebody doesn't like something about their meal, so they take it out on the server, not considering that she or he isn't the one who prepared it, or how busy the restaurant is. Somebody doesn't like the return policy, so they take it out on the person helping with the exchange, not considering that it's not their policy. Somebody doesn't like waiting as a pedestrian crosses the street, leaning on the horn but never wondering why that person has to be walking.