Has someone you loved, or someone you don’t know all to well, manage to get under your skin a bit? Maybe they seemed a bit rude in one way or another. This happened to me recently. It wasn’t really the words that were said but the tone and body language used. In psychology it is believed that 55% of communication is body language, 38% is the tone of voice, and 7% is the actual words spoken
So you continue on and in the back of your mind you’re thinking, “Man, that person isn’t who I thought they were”, or “I wonder why they were rude, was it something you did or said?” In the back of my mind I was asking the whys.
Then soon after, the day was over and the morning came. I awoke this morning to make up some hours I lost at work. Before going in I decided to get into prayer. Sometimes I forget but I need to do this every morning. Sometimes I remember on the commute. Anyways, I got into prayer and during my prayer the thought of this person came to mind. It was in the moment when I was praying with thanks. I began praying for this person and thanking God for this person, for all they do…
I didn’t know at the time but doing this freed me from wondering about the whys. We are all human and we can all be a little quirky at times. I should always give people the benefit of the doubt and always be quick to forgive. Love bears, believes, hopes endures – all things.
These experiences we have may seem peculiar at times, but there always seems to be a lesson to learn. And by keeping this mindset we can continue to grow.