The more i thought about it, the more I started to believe that so many hurt feelings, misunderstandings and even full blown fights could be avoided if we could all take a moment to first consider where another person has been coming from before we react. I realize this is easier said than done, but seriously, think about how egotistical we are all being by thinking someone's actions are directly related to us as the target. Someone once said to me, "if everyone thought about you as much as you think they do, noone would ever get ANYTHING done". How true is this? Its too easy to take things personally, or as an affront to what we are doing, or what our job is, when often, there are 1,000,001 reasons why that person is acting a certain way that has nothing to do with us. Don't get me wrong, the fact that someone has said this to me proves that I am soooo guilty of this...but I think we can't try and remember enough to let someone else get at least a second's consideration that we wish they had given to us.
I've been trying to find the person who does this for a while and haven't found them - yet. So, today, I think of my friend at the desk...wish her peace and consideration from and to those she deals with.