Let me explain what I saw: a young woman was crossing at the pedestrian crossing whilst looking at her phone, and as she neared the pavement a frustrated and impatient driver, another woman, beeped her horn, causing the girl to look up from her phone in a startled and somewhat embarrassed way, as it dawned on her that the negative emotions were aimed in her direction.
OK, I am being slightly ironic with the spreading the love title, but bear with me.
As I walked down the road, only a witness to this scene, I was aware of the bad feeling that I was now carrying. My walk to work had had an injection of negativity from a stranger being angry at another stranger for no real reason; but what of these two women who had gone on their way? Was the woman, who had driven off shaking her head now embarrassed by her reaction, or was she still muttering angrily under her breath, and what was really going on for her that she didn't have the patience to wait as a pedestrian crossed at the, erm, pedestrian crossing?
What of the pedestrian? Was she now feeling annoyance toward a stranger who had interrupted her walk to work, perhaps she had been reading a text message that had contained emotive news, happy or sad, and now her thoughts had been turned unexpectedly elsewhere. Perhaps she has her own beliefs that she is stupid, has all the bad luck or nothing ever goes right, and that moment just backed up her beliefs.
Perhaps neither of them thought anything of it, that's just life, people get angry bursts and move on...only I was still pondering on it.
Negative thoughts and emotions are four times stronger than positive, so if you are finding yourself getting bursts of unnecessary anger being directed at others, perhaps you need to ask yourself what is the true purpose of the anger, and is it working for you, or is it time to address what is really going on underneath it?
Make your aim to make a positive difference in someone's life every single day and notice how the happy thoughts grow stronger, and make a difference to your life. Spread the love and the love will find you.
Be brave, be beautiful