I am a firm believer that changed behavior is possible. This girl is living proof that crazy, lunatics can turn out to be a semi-delightful human being. So, for my next trick, I have decided that I am curbing my judgmental and complaining nature while I am around other humans. Today was my first day and I hate to brag, but I am sort of killing it.
For example, the guy that turned in front of me without a turn signal, I only called a moron. You see, I left out the F-word. Progress. Then when I had the awareness that maybe “moron” wasn’t kind, I sent a little blessing his way. The lady that was driving 30 mph in a 45 mph speed zone, I merely mumbled “idiot” again leaving out the F-word. Then when I had the awareness that maybe “idiot” wasn’t overly loving, I proceeded to send her a little blessing. See I can be taught a new trick. It is all about being mindful.
Look, I am no Dalai Lama or Mother Teresa, but I have the capability of acknowledging that people are doing the best they can. Maybe that gentleman isn’t aware that his car has turn signal capability. Maybe that lady has a broken speedometer. I don’t have all the information. What I do know is that I don’t have to be unkind. If I do utter something that falls under that category, it can be easily rectified. Just leaving out the F-word is progress for me!