If Only We All Had Face Stickers

This is message a friend sent to me today. I think it’s worth sharing.

A car ahead was moving like a turtle and not giving me way inspite of my continuous honking! I was on brink of losing my cool when I noticed the small sticker on the car’s rear!

“Physically challenged; Please be patient.”

And that changed everything!!
I immediately went calm and slowed down!!

In fact, I got a little protective of the car and the driver!!!
I reached home a few minutes late, but it was ok!
And then it struck me.

Would I have been patient if there was no sticker?
Why do we need stickers to be patient with people!?

Will we be more patient and kind with others
If people had labels pasted on their foreheads?

Labels like ——

“Lost my job” ,
“Fighting cancer”,
“Going through a bad divorce”,
“Struggling with depression”,
“Suffering emotional abuse”,
“Lost a loved one”,
“Feeling worthless”,
“Broken hearted”
“Financially broken”

….and more like these!!

Everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing about or probably know little about.

The least we can do is try to be patient.

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