You Never Know (a post by Mr. Jimmy)
When Dana, Greg, and Alyx were in town a few weeks ago we were driving in downtown St. Louis and passed the Children’s hospital. Greg said “That is never a good sign” and we all looked to see a lady sitting in front of the hospital crying. The car became very quiet and I think all of us were thinking about that person and the circumstances that may have brought her to this point.
The weekend (it was Robbie and Tricia’s wedding weekend) went on without us mentioning the woman again, however, I kept thinking about her sitting in front of the hospital and about what she may have been dealing with at that moment while I was getting ready to attend our son’s wedding.
On Monday, the day after the wedding, we were driving past the hospital again and I was trying to merge into another lane, but the person next to me would not let me in. She was acting as if she didn’t see me trying to get over. I started to get mad, per my usual, but then it hit me, I should just cut this person some slack. Who knows what kind of life troubles she may be experiencing, besides, maybe she really didn’t see me. Maybe some would call the latter looking through rose colored glasses, and that may be true, but my day got brighter after that.