Kind/adj. 1. of a friendly, generous, benevolent, or gentle nature 2. showing friendliness, affection, of consideration, 3. affectionate
tolerance/n. 1. a willingness or ability to tolerat forbearance, 2. the capacity to tolerate,3. disposed or accustomed to tolerate others or their acts or opinions, enduring or patient........
When was the last time any of us saw those words set up and written like that? Probably 4th or 5th grade. Some kind of english assignment or such. And then I'm sure we had to write some kind of story with those words in it to make sure that we really did know the definition.
Believe me I know, my Mom was an english teacher "in the school I attended!!!" (welcome to my world! :) )
As the years went by we got on with out studies and the definition of these 2 words seemed to slip further and further away. Now don't by any means think that I don't remember my behavior, and I know these words a lot of times were too much for me to find useful in my everyday life. I was in a hurry for something, and by now the examples that I had taught should have been soaked up! Come on, Come on, I don't have all day to fool around with your slow ass. You've had time to learn this, let's move on, I have a date tonight. Besides if you don't get it, it can't be my fault, because I spent a lot of time, and gave very clear and distinct directions. Not to mention, that I know there is only one way to learn things and that is my way. Never mind that you are one of those people that learn better by example, or you learn better by participation. That is your problem. Why do you always want to blame me!!!???
Yeah, I have worked with you for several years. I know your daughter was killed in a car accident, but just because we had lunch together for the last couple of years everyday, doesn't mean that I have time for you now. I really don't want to listen to you whine about everything. Why do you always want to make me out to be the bad guy. I have my own things to tend to!
Wow, it's been 15 years? I haven't seen you in ages. My husband passed away a few years ago. I am just devatated! I have tried to have a memorial for him every year after he passed. The cancer seemed to drag out forever. I have sent out invitations, just a little get together so that day isn't so bad for me, but I haven't had anybody come. Since I have you right here give me your address, and I'll send you out an invitation. Oh, yeah, well, I know we all have our own things to do......maybe coffee next week......oh, yeah your grandkids. Well, it was nice to run into you.
Those 2 words seem to creep back into our heads as we get a little older. Not that we haven't done our "share" soup kitchen on Thanksgiving. The local news was there!! We did get our neighbor that broke her foot that quart of milk. I did what I could do! Why do you always want to blame me!! I'm not the bad guy, I had my own things to do.
Now, I'm not saying to give up our own lives all together. We do all have our own things to tend to. But sometimes, maybe just sometimes, myself included,we should maybe go back to 4th or 5th grade, and remember what the definition of those words meant. I mean after all RIGHT IS RIGHT!!!!........right?