Hailey is a dedicated mother and wife, as well as a kind and understanding woman. However, with all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, “free time” is something she doesn’t have. Between washing clothes, shopping, being a mother and wife, and trying to find a time to write on her blog Thoughts, Dots and Tots, she’s always super busy!
So, when Hailey saw a slow vehicle in front of her, struggling to reach the speed limit, she became impatient. The woman had things to do and places to go. Only after Hailey stopped behind the slow vehicle at a traffic light did she realize the reason for the slow speed of the driver.
In a post that became viral, Hailey shared what she read in the rear window of the slow vehicle. She had no idea that that time at the traffic light would change her whole life perspective!
Slow vehicle message
“As I was pulling into work, I was following this car. The sign in the back window said, ‘Learning stick sorry for any delay.’ Knowing this information, I was very patient with their slow shifting, and honestly, they were doing pretty well for still learning.
Then I asked myself a tough question: Would I have been just as patient if the sign hadn’t been there?
I can almost definitely say no.
We don’t know what someone is going through. We don’t wear signs that illustrate our personal struggles. You don’t see signs taped to people’s shirts that say, ‘Going through a divorce,’ or ‘Lost a child,’ or ‘Feeling depressed,’ or ‘Diagnosed with cancer.’
If we could read visually what those around us are going through we would definitely be nicer.
But we shouldn’t have to see signs and have reasons to treat strangers with kindness. We should do it anyway, whether we know what is going on or not. Whether they deserve it or not.
Let’s give everyone an extra dose of patience, kindness, and love…”
The hand-scrawled message touched Hailey’s heart. She could have been annoyed and upset – but she took a deep breath and showed tolerance! Hailey’s important publication was a great reminder to be patient and more understanding. We all have our battles, and we do not use signs talking about them. So be kind and tolerant, if you expect the same from others! Spread the beautiful message with your friends!
Source: Faith Tap