When road rage turned to smiles

I took our dog Bailey for a long walk. It was pouring with rain and blowing a gale too. It wasn’t long before I was soaked through – not helped by the many drivers who failed to give me a wide enough berth. The worst were drivers of 4×4’s and buses. Even without the rain, they should have given us a wee but more space to be really safe.

Some were possibly deliberate in their actions – but I am sure most were just thoughtless. Regardless, I started “not blessing” them. Cursing them under my breath (and not so quietly!). And getting grumpier and grumpier. Road rage was heading my way.

Then I remembered it was me who needed to change. I couldn’t change their manners – but I could change how I was feeling. So from that point on when someone drove too close to me, I blessed them. I asked that they were helped with whatever was on their mind, that they had a good day, and that people would be kind and courteous to them – because clearly they needed that blessing.

And for those who gave me a wide berth? I started putting my hand up and saying thank you. Then I realised they were making me happy – so I gave them a thumbs up and a big smile.

And I got lots of big smiles back 🙂

 

One thought on “When road rage turned to smiles

  1. Maganda Photos December 1, 2014 / 2:54 am

    So much can change just because of our own attitude!!!

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