This little video contains a message I’ve been trying to convey off and on for years, i.e. that sometimes the apparently selfish, absorbed behaviors of people around us may be the outward manifestation of inner turmoil.
I’ve been that woman in the red car, distracted by grief and mourning and like a horse with blinders on, focused solely on the task in front with little obvious regard for others.
Sometimes it isn’t all about you and a sense of entitlement of wanting to live in a world surrounded by polite people. Sometimes being gracious means extending the hand of kindness, or at least kindly thoughts, to those we may initially view as undeserving. There will be those who will argue that people should be polite and considerate regardless of their circumstances and while it is true that we all should strive for that, no one will ever attain perfection in the application so a little forbearance might be what is needed. Someday you may need that same gracious forbearance from others.