“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” ― Fred Rogers,
How many people do you know personally who would park their car on a street corner near their work site, sit on a curb and try to not only grapple with a crushing bit of bad news but also attempt to regain their composure?
The distraught look on this young man’s face revealed that he had received a bit of bad news. The nature of the news was not readily apparent but he was trying to handle it the best way he knew how.
It should also be noted that he is a responsible driver. He got out of his car and sat patiently on the curb until he had calmed down. He finished his cigarette, took a few deep breaths and then continued on his way.
Struggling with overwhelming stress has a way of depleting a person’s sense of reality.
The driver of this vehicle demonstrated that he only needed a few moments of sober reflection to come to grips with the issues that were plaguing him on this particular workday afternoon.