Sometimes we have to wait. It is just a fact if life. I am parked outside the homeless shelter waiting for the young woman I give a ride to. I think she got up late since I saw her through the windows run into what looks like the cafeteria .

I have a meeting to get to an hour away after dropping her off. I have let the organizer know I will be late. We had arranged to go early today so I could get to my meeting but for whatever reason she is running late.

I could get upset, I choose not to. We all do the best we can. I am reminded by these people – adults of all ages along and with strollers and young children- and bags of things- so many bags- that there are bigger things to worry about besides being late. It is not worth it to get upset. We are all just doing the best that we can.

More to the story. Turns out she had been sick and wasn’t going to school.  She had texted me but my phone was in the car. I wish I could take of her. I hope she feels better. A sweet girl in a challenging situation.


5 thoughts on “Waiting

  1. Your attitude towards this whole situation is inspiring. Stepping back, realizing you could choose not to be upset, and moving forward with empathy. Thanks for the reminder that reactions are a choice- we are not powerless to anger, we can respond in empathy and grace.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s