Fresh Hope – Day 30 (Pastor Gillian)

I drove to the office this morning, much of the route consists of narrow roads and streets where you need to give way to oncoming traffic.

 

On 3 separate occasions today, I pulled into the side to let the oncoming car pass and on all 3 occasions, neither driver acknowledged the fact, waved, smiled or said “thank you” through the glass.

 

What is it with some people and their manners? It’s almost like it’s their right to drive on and yours to stop.

 

Unfortunately, a lot of society is not about putting others first, it’s just about ME, ME, ME. We seem to have lost the art of being thankful and courteous and mindful of others.

 

I find it when I go into a store and speak to the person behind the counter and ask them ‘how are you?’ Some people look at me strange, and others will say, “You’re the first customer today that has asked me how I am”

 

I know we’re all busy, but let’s not lose sight of being helpful and courteous to others. Let’s change the culture that society is putting onto us and let’s swing that pendulum back to one of being friendly and thankful.

 

Romans 12:10 ‘Be kindly affectionate towards one another, in honor give preference to one another.’

 

May you continue to enjoy this wonderful season and in doing so, make someone else’s Christmas also.

 

Happy Saturday x

 

Pastor Gillian

 

A daily devotion for a better way of living.