You don’t know why the boy snapped at the art teacher.
Perhaps it was because she was the third adult to ‘speak to him’ in the past hour.
You don’t know why your colleague is grumpy as she walks in and mumbles hello.
Perhaps she is worried about her doctor’s appointment this afternoon.
You don’t know why the girl sits quietly today when every other day she is loud and boisterous.
Perhaps it is because her parents divorce will be finalized next week.
You don’t know why your son is not going to the basketball game tonight.
Perhaps it is because there are people there he does not want to encounter.
You don’t know why your friend hasn’t texted back after four days.
Perhaps it is because she is overwhelmed with all she has to do.
You don’t know why you feel unmotivated to do the many tasks on your to do list.
Perhaps it is because you have completed many tasks on many today lists all week.
You just don’t know why someone is doing what they are doing.
Perhaps be kind.