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I’ve been making a point of extending kindness to those I encounter this week. This came about because we always seem to be in a hurry wherever we’re all going and very rarely do we make a point to STOP and acknowledge other people we meet along the path.
Traffic has been horrendous this week in Halifax due to a big project that will be ongoing for the next year or so to replace one of our lifelines across the harbour – the MacDonald bridge. Everyone has been late for work, tempers are being tried and we all feel very sick of being in our cars on a commute that should take a fraction of the time it has actually been taking.
How many times have you sat on a side street trying to turn onto a busy street or been holding up traffic behind you because the opposing traffic will not let you cross in front of them? Everyone drives by you, pretending not to see you. You feel invisible.
Now, how good does it make you feel when someone affords you the simple courtesy of going before them in line or allowing you to cross their path to get to your destination? If you’re like me you feel like you’re being acknowledged, seen and for a split second, someone cares enough about you to do something for you.