It’s Nigeria, for God’s sake! Who shouldn’t be frustrated?
Maybe you aren’t even in Nigeria, but you still can relate to times when you were frustrated and angry.
Isn’t it justifiable to react to others with a mix of your frustrations and pains?. Subtly, by our reactions, we tell our frustrations, painfully, we try to pour them on others. Undoubtedly that does not leave you better than you were at first.
It was a bright day indeed!
I was privileged to help deliver some items to a department in a hospital.
I went around doing the necessary things, and in my pursuit of completing the tasks, I tried to avoid making mistakes, so it was necessary to ask the right questions.
While I was still at it, I was told to make photocopies of a document as proof that the items were checked and complete.
I went to a nearby office where they made photocopies and was told by the nurse to go elsewhere as they could not do that at that time.
I went to the directed location and made two copies.
As I returned to submit a copy, I recalled being told where to submit it.
Little did I know that the gesture of the person who told me where to submit this copy was wrong.
She said it with her mouth, but her hands were pointed to the wrong place.
You are right! 😂
I went to the wrong place. That happened to be where I initially wanted to make a photocopy.
Within me, I doubted if it was supposed to be the place, so I decided to ask the nurse if that was the right place.
Whoosh! I got my cut 😂 😂 😂 The response wasn’t encouraging at all. I understood how rising tone and falling tone differ 🥺 😂
You should know what that means 😄
I moved on, asked for the next office, and realized the exact location. By the way, the second person I met was nice 😄 I submitted the photocopy and went back to my place.
Here’s the beauty! Like I said, the offices were close and side by side. As I was returning home and passed the office where I was shouted at, the nurse called me and apologized. She said she was disturbed and had some things bothering her. I smiled, encouraged, and told her not to worry.
Thankfully, I was grateful I didn’t have to yell back at her.
You never can tell what people are going through. Nevertheless, you aren’t the only one going through something or the other.
The balance that helps bring understanding is your compassion and knowledge that while you may be going through this, others might be going through another.
While this is true, and the second party has an understanding, that still doesn’t justify you venting your anger or frustration on others. Why rub your pains on them? Why not allow them to bring solace to you?
After she spoke with me, I was glad and smiled as I saw the sincerity in her speech. Thank God I did encourage her back.
Speak to others about what’s going on with you. Most especially to God. Remember:
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;2 Corinthians 1:3 KJV
He is the God of all healing counsel and comfort. He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.
You are an inspiration, don’t go dim. Yeah, you are loved, and you need to love others too.
Thank you for listening to me through my writing. 😄 Please visit again. I’d love to see you! Shalom ✌🏽