5 Ways To Be Patient and Kind During
Copyright 2007 Heaven Ministries ~ Marriage Healing
It doesnít have to be an unpleasant task to shop
for gifts this year. Before
you go out and tackle the world of department stores, relax, take a deep
breath, and tell yourself, ďI will not be in a hurry. I will be
patient and kind to others.Ē And it will happen! Donít think of
yourself as being ďoneĒ with the crowd of other shoppers; be
separate from the herd and make your shopping enjoyable.
Kind While Shopping
As we all know, holiday
shopping can be hectic and grueling. It tends to make some people
frustrated and short tempered. The best thing you can do is donít get
nasty back. Put your smile back on and tell yourself, ďI will be kind
to others no matter how they treat me.Ē
Compassion While Waiting In Line
You knew better before
you went out shopping that there would be three times as many people
shopping this time of year. Some of holiday shoppers do not have
patience like you do. Let them go ahead and cut in front of you. Put
your smile back on and it will help them to see their rude behavior. By
slapping back with rudeness you become just like the herd and you
donít want that.
Patient While Driving!
This one is very
important. It involves the safety of yourself as will as others. During
the Holidays more people are out driving and they become impatient and
begin to drive erratically. The best thing you can do is donít drive
like them. Donít cut in front of them like they are doing. Always
drive defensively! Know ahead of time that people are in a hurry and may
cut right in front of you. By
driving defensively it will ensure a safe park back in your garage at
Thoughtful While Shopping In The Malls
Malls are the busiest
place during the holidays. Before leaving your house, remind yourself
again of the crowds and the long lines. Ask God to give you that extra
needed patience you will need at this time. Keep your smile on and flash
it on someone who is having a bad day. By doing this, not only will it
make you feel good but it will also make the person who is having a bad
day feel better too. They certainly wonít forget your smile.
The Mob Through First
Remember youíre not
part of the mob. You just happen to be out shopping on the same day as
the herd, but you have more patience then they do, right? Instead of
flying up the escalator, dashing into the elevator, or running up those
mall steps with the mob, just sit back and let the mob go first.
Patience is by far the greatest virtue you can take with you this
holiday shopping season. And compassion comes in a close second.
Love one another. And
have a happy December Holiday and New Year!