The delayed flight from Denver to Boston made all the passengers impatient for take-off. Everyone, including the pilot, was anxious to get in the air and arrive at the destination somewhat on time. There were complaints about insufficient space to put carry-on luggage, confusion with reservations, and seat assignments. The usual bitching that goes along with traveling. Adding to the tension was the crying of a little boy until he said what everyone else felt. In his toddler voice, he yelled at his mother, “Just give it to me, and I’ll stop!” The plane broke out in laughter. Amen to that little friend.
How often do we, as adults, behave like toddlers? Let me have my way, and we’ll all be good. Instead of having patience and extending grace, we complain. We let the situation get the best of us. Of course, we want what we want when we want it, but sometimes things take a little bit more time. The fault in most situations has no one to blame as they are beyond anyone’s control. The plane was for sure going to take off, and the kid was bound to get whatever he was pining after. No one was being punished, just challenged to be patient.
Don’t blow a gasket when life doesn’t go how you want it to or think it should. Instead, sit back, relax, and remind yourself that life works out when and how it should. Maybe even find some humor in the situation or think of the little boy who yelled, “Just give it to me.”