Patience

        As we emerge from a year filled with lockdowns and trying to navigate working from home and online schooling, We can find ourselves excited and a little fustrated as we deal with long lines and short staffed places. We can become a little upset. We just need to take a step back and think a minute.  We don't know what the other person is going through, they may be a single mom trying to work and hoping that their paycheck is enough to pay rent and put food on the table. they may have just lost a loved one or dealing with a sick spouse or parent.  Yes we have dealt with a lot this past year but so has eveyone else.                                                                                                                                                                              Instead of getting upset and angry try saying somthing nice. Maybe they just need to hear that someone appreciates them. It might be just what they need at that moment.  It might put a smile on their face. I'm sure we would appreciate the same/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       If we  know that the lines are long or that you will have to wait , try going at a  different time when maybe it isn't as busy, maybe try taking something along to read while you wait or try meditation before going out, you might try listening to your favorite music also. Do what ever it takes to stay calm. A little patience will help a whole lot. Rember we are all in this together. It takes all of us working together to help get things back to normal.  So please have a little respect and patience for the other person. Words can hurt a person, so lets be nice to one another and do somthing nice for someone.

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