I came across this story and thought I should share….
A young lady sat in public transport: an old grumpy lady came and sat by her as she bumped into her with her numerous bags. The other neighbor got upset, asking the young lady why she did not protest and insist on her rights: she responded with a smile: “It is not necessary to be rude or argue over something so insignificant!’ I’ll alight at the next stop, our journey together is so short, replied the young lady”.
Here’s a response which deserves to be written in golden letters in our daily behavior and everywhere: *It is not necessary to argue over something so insignificant, our journey together is so short*. This touched my heart and set me thinking. If everyone would realize that our passage down here has such a short duration and; to darken it with quarrels, futile arguments, un-forgiveness, ungratefulness and bad attitudes would be a waste of time and energy.
Did someone break your heart? Be calm, the journey is so short!! Did someone betray, bully, cheat or humiliate you? Be calm, forgive, the journey is so short!! Whatever penalty anyone serves us; let’s remember that the journey together is so short. Let us therefore be filled with gratitude and sweetness. Sweetness is a virtue never likened to bad character or cowardice, but better likened to greatness. Our journey together down here is really short and cannot be reversed.
As we wake up to see each day light, millions of people: young, old, mid-age somehow get to their respective bus stops and must alight. We all pray to live long. The journey is so short. Therefore, cherish and hold on to friends, family and the people around you! Be calm, be respectful, be kind, and be thankful. Love God; hold no offence. Be forgiving!!! The journey is so short! No matter what anyone has done to hurt you, always remember that: “it is so insignificant.” Be quick to forgive. Hold no grudge; the journey is so short. Never forget that however long we pray to live for; the journey down here is so, so short!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BLESSED NEW YEAR 2017 By Magdaline Kiyeng ’11