On driving with patience

A car ahead was moving like a turtle and not giving me way inspite of my continuous honking! I was on brink of losing my cool when I noticed the small sticker on the car’s rear!

“Physically challenged; Please be patient.”

And that changed everything !! I immediately went calm & slowed down. In fact I got a little protective of the car & the driver. I reached work a few minutes late, but it was ok.

And then it struck me. ..Would I have been patient if there was no sticker? Why do we need stickers to be patient with people?

Will we be more patient and kind with others if people had labels pasted on their foreheads?

Labels like —

  • “Lost my job”,
  • “Fighting cancer”,
  • “Going through a bad divorce”,
  • “Suffering Emotional abuse“,
  • “Lost a loved one”,
  • “Feeling worthless”,
  • “Financially messed up”

….. and more like these!

Everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing about. The least we can do is be patient and kind!

Let us respect the invisible labels….

Source: Respect the Invisible Labels…
Thank you, Sunshine for starting.

On plans

No. I won’t forget about it.
You wanted a plan.
My plan.. is to love you.
I’ve loved you for a while now.
We can talk about it face-to-face.
I will do everything you want.
If that stresses you out at all, just ignore this message.
I’ll be fine.
We’ll go back to being friends.
I swear nothing will happen.
But if you care for me at all, or if you miss me, call me.

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Thank you, Sunshine

Drinking From The Saucer

I’ve never made a fortune,
And I’ll never make one now
But it really doesn’t matter
‘Cause I’m happy anyhow

As I go along my journey
I’m reaping better than I’ve sowed
I’m drinking from the saucer
‘Cause my cup has overflowed

I don’t have a lot of riches,
And sometimes the going’s tough
But with kin and friends to love me
I think I’m rich enough

I thank God for the blessings
That His mercy has bestowed
I’m drinking from the saucer
‘Cause my cup has overflowed

He gives me strength and courage
When the way grows steep and rough
I’ll not ask for other blessings for
I’m already blessed enough

May we never be too busy
To help bear another’s load
Then we’ll all be drinking from the saucer
When our cups have overflowed

Source

Thank you, Sunshine for sharing this.

Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data and Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People

Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company told Bloomberg on Tuesday. The personal information of about 7 million drivers was accessed as well.

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“None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over as chief executive officer in September, said in an emailed statement. “We are changing the way we do business.”

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The company paid hackers to delete the data and keep the breach quiet. Uber said it believes the information was never used but declined to disclose the identities of the attackers.

Source: Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People – Bloomberg