Betty, Anneka, Bettys Mom and I were the first to arrive at the High School Auditorium. The security guard waved us in. When we pulled up to the auditorium, a school resource officer was locking the doors. We informed him that there were hundreds of people coming in the next hour and we would have to get into the building. He said, no.
This is where I made my mistake. I rolled my eyes and shrugged my shoulders. He flipped out! Now for the record, I wasn't mad or upset with him. It's just every year we have to go through this process due to a severe lack of communication. But there for a moment, I thought, "I'm going to jail."
Well, everything worked out, and I didn't have to go to jail. Whew!!!
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Or in my case an eye roll)
It seems that tempers are shorter during the holidays. More horns and one finger salutes on the road. Irritated cashiers, angry shoppers, exhausted delivery men and cranky people.
I would challenge you to speak a kind word to someone. Don't let someones anger or misunderstanding ruin your day. I know I didn't let that officer ruin mine. A smile goes a long way, and a kind word encourages the heart.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, please let me smile and encourage someone today. AMEN