Does it seem like people are more self-centered and angry than ever? If I’m in a position to let another driver go ahead of me, I usually do so. Lately, it seems that people don’t say thanks. They don’t raise their hand. They don’t even acknowledge you as they continue to talk on their cell phone and take the gift for granted. My general rule used to be if someone was driving while talking on a cell phone, I would not let them out! However, I am really trying not to be that person with so many “rules” for different circumstances. I want to be the person who treats everyone with respect – regardless if they’re on their cell phone or not! I can’t wait for the enforcement of the laws that many states are putting into law not allowing use of handheld devices while driving a vehicle!!
I want my children to learn that the world does not revolve around each of them. I want them to think of others first as God instructs each of us.
Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice. Psalm 112:1 (NIV)
People walk around angry all the time! We’re living in an angry world and it makes me sad. The wrong kind of anger is very destructive. God continually warns us against anger.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret – it leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land. Psalm 37:8-9
If we all tried a little harder to spread some cheer, perhaps one by one we can make a difference. Try smiling to people as you walk through a store or down the sidewalk. It’s amazing how people will respond to a smile. I’ve been trying this lately and it really makes me feel good. Use your time waiting in lines, waiting at a doctor’s office, etc. to reach out and say hi to someone close to you. Maybe we can each make a difference in our own little corner of this world!