Tonight on my way home, I found myself behind a slow driver. As I am becoming ever more mindful I recognized the feelings that began to swell within my heart and used the 8 steps to Happiness. I became mindful and asked myself whether getting irritated is what I really wanted. When a resounding “no” filled my brain I thought of other reactions I might have. Then I chose to bless the driver and have compassion in my heart recognizing that one day I might drive that slow and would hope that others would have compassion for me. Today I appreciate the slow driver that taught me patience and empathy and gave me another opportunity to demonstrate a new, happier way of thinking.
Frank Clayton, the Happy Therapist