Navigating through the ‘rush hour’ to get to work or getting the kids to school can be a mission. People get in your way, they take your seat on the train, they smell or just simply annoy you because you need to get to that place right now!
It’s sunny when you get out of bed, but by the time you head to your front door, the rain is pouring down.
People push you out of the way, some ignore you completely, they don’t even see you and others think that you have the whole day to get to your destination… walking slooowwwly in front of you.
But you can’t say anything or do anything – you accept that everyone is in this mad rush to get to their workplace, school classroom etc. You acknowledge that they also maybe feeling as annoyed as you are… well you try!
Of course there are some you just want to scream at and shake some common sense in to …. but alas you can’t!
Life can be like that rush hour sometimes. You encounter challenges, some of them can feel monumental. You meet people you don’t like, don’t want to like but must get on with because they are part and parcel of your existence… for now.
You have to politely dance around issues and peoples’ emotions and opinions.
You have a direction and know where you need to be, but get held back by incidences, your loved ones’ needs and sometimes your own lack of confidence.
What can you do? Shut up and put up? Or be bold and speak up?
Should you let people know how they make you feel by the things they do and say or should you just continue to ‘accept’ everything flaws and all?
I guess finding the balance is key here. We have to decide what is important. Is speaking out going to help you get to where you need to be? Or will it make no difference at all and instead make your relationships with these people feel even more strained?
And so I’ll wake up tomorrow, knowing full well that I’ll be pushed, someone will tread on my shoes (I really hate that), someone won’t move out of the way despite me asking fifteen times politely. Oh and they won’t bother teaching their children the skills to navigate the ‘rush hour’ with good manners either and so there will be more people doing the same in years to come. But I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s okay…
No really it is.
The rush hour only lasts a short while and is only a small part of the day. Just like life and its challenges… it passes quickly.
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