On the way home from school, a few trucks filed in to the road off the highway exit ramp. One of them barged in front of me giving me no choice but to ease on the brakes and let him in. I commented on it. A few minutes later…
Her – “I don’t like trucks.”
Me – “Well, actually, honey, all the food we get at grocery stores is delivered there on trucks.”
Her – “Oh, then I like them.”
Five minutes later, while I was off in my mind…
Her – “I like trucks because they bring us food.”
It’s interesting how our assessment of things shifts when we look beyond a momentary annoyance and see the broader role something plays for ourselves and the whole.