Already I see more smiles on people's faces when I shop. Or is it my imagination? What is it about Christmas and the entire holiday season? Granted, there are still surly customers that salespeople and cashiers need to service. But it seems as though more people exhibit extra patience, tolerance and goodwill already.
For so long,
Americans collectively have seemed to be on the edge. Ready to snap at
the least little thing. Calling each other names and yelling across a
great divide. Some families were unable to be together at the
Thanksgiving table because of differing views on politics and what's
happening in our country. That's sad. Extremely sad.
let's hope and pray that this season can connect us all with our better
angels and that we might be able to carry forward into the new year
this compassion, kindness and patience with and for one another.
It will take each of us doing our part. Are you ready? (And don't forget to show that same compassion and kindness to yourself!)