Patience and respect is hard during this time of year. People are busy, stressed and have a lot on their minds. There are holiday parties, gifts to get, kids to take to recitals. It’s hard to always remember to be kind, have patience and be respectful of one another. As parents, our children are always watching, and they are absorbing every little thing that we do.
During this holiday season, I encourage you to take a breath, and have a little patience.
A week ago, I encountered road rage. Honestly, I’ve never been in a situation that was this extreme. I was going shopping and had found a parking spot, and was waiting to pull into the spot. A car had pulled up behind me I thought nothing of it, next thing I know they started honking their horn at me. They would not stop honking at me. So I got out of my car and walked over to find a woman in the car. I told her that I was waiting for the spot. She then said, “Move your car, or I’ll move it for you.” I was shocked. I could not believe what was happening. I then went to get my phone, to take a picture of her license plate. She said, “What are you doing?” I said, “Well when I get the parking spot and if any damage comes to my car I’ll have the plate of the person that did it.” She didn’t say another word. I parked my car, no damage was done to my car, and that was that.
When I was talking to her I noticed there was a car seat in her car and a sticker on the side of her window, “Worlds Best Mom.” Now, I don’t know this woman, she could have been having the worst day. But I truly hope that she never is this way when she has children in the car.
Let’s just try to all be kind to one another, and remember that it’s the holidays. It’s the time to be with our loved ones, enjoying the company of others, seeing relatives that we may not see all the time.
I hope that all of you have a safe and happy holiday.