Be Kind, by Will Saunders
You never know how you can impact others. I saw this first-hand the other day on my flight back home from my time in Dallas.
I was in my seat, watching an elderly man in the aisle across from me taking his time putting his things away before taking his seat. When I say he was taking his time, I mean he was maneuvering as if he were the only person on that flight. There was a man behind him, clearly impatient, evident by the exaggerated breathing and the heavy tapping of his foot. The elderly man eventually finished what he was doing and sat down.
As the impatient man passed, he leaned in to tell me he looked up and saw the hat I was wearing like the one up above, with the words, “Be Kind” across the top. He said that it helped encourage him not to be rude to the older gentleman.
Never underestimate the power you have over others, even if unintentional. The older guy didn’t even know he had dodged a bullet, for he was oblivious to everything around him. I was glad the guy told me that my hat inspired him to be kind. Probably, he had kindness already within his heart. My hat only reminded him of that. Be kind, folks. It’ll always come back to you in immeasurable ways.