It was just the other day my children and I attempted to use the crosswalk. One very courteous driver stopped to let us pass but as we got to the middle of the lane, another oncoming driver sped past us, texting, not looking up, and almost ran the three of us down.
It was that moment my ears burned red and I was angry! I did what any rational person would do – I flipped the jackass the bird!
My son looked at me giggled and said “I’m going to pretend I didn’t see that!”
I gave him a smile “That is very wise of you.”
I know it is not my best parenting moment nor was I teaching my children about the importance of tolerance and patience. It was at that moment I suffered from a rare form of pedestrian rage.
It is in these instances when drivers have little or no regard for people walking across the street and fail to recognize that they almost ran over your children. It is at these instances I see black, my arm lifts up in the obvious motion whereas I automatically give that driver the universal hand gesture of the finger.
It’s moment like this I need to take a moment and reflect on my actions. I take a deep breath, get over it, and realize there are times in life when some people deserve to be flipped the bird! It’s one of those life lessons that we never want to teach our children but sometimes that middle finger just gets the better of us.
Have you ever flipped the bird?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga