I had to make a quick round trip this morning and an event along the way got me thinking. Since I was in a bit of a hurry, the last thing I expected was to find myself following a slow moving vehicle but as life would have it, that was exactly what I got.

For the most part of a 4 mile stretch therefore, I found myself following a learner driver going 25 mph in a 40 mph zone. They were well within the speed limit, but that lower speed meant an extra 15 minutes to my travel time and on the day, I could really do with faster moving traffic.

I was tempted to almost blow my horn as if to ask ” can’t you drive any faster?” ‘ Then it struck me: “you have been in their shoes before! Once that thought registered, I just followed safely and was silently cheering them on. I thought to myself “was every driver behind me inpatiently thinking the same way I was while I was a learner?

The answer is probably a big yes” but like today, there are opportunities in life when we have to give others the support and cheer they need with their task because we know what it’s like to be in these shoes. The times when we knew little and no one, when we were new to the job or place or when our skill set meant we often had to depend on others. So let’s do unto others as we would have them do to us if the tables turned.


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