I was in a rush, on my way to an important appointment. I needed to renew my health card, I procrastinated long enough. I left on time, but was trying to be as early as possible. As I walked out of the building corridor, an elderly woman in a wheelchair stopped me. She politely asked if I could do her a favour, and within seconds all of these thoughts crossed my mind:
– But of course! I’ll gladly help you!
– I hope this isn’t going to take long!
– I hope it isn’t a complicated favour…..
-I hope I don’t miss my bus!
-I hope this doesn’t make me late!
– This is a government appointment, pre-booked online, there’s no excuse to be late!
– If I’m late, they’ll never let me pre-book another
– I’ve never been to this place, and I’m travelling by ttc, better to be early in case I have difficulty finding it!
– I can’t tell this sweet old lady “No” Look how polite she asked!
– If I’m late, then I’m late. I guess I’ll have to take a number…..
She asked if I could remove her bag from off the back of her chair, and place it in her lap. Quick and simple! I was relieved.
If I was granted all the time in the world, I would still feel there’s not enough. I couldn’t have walked pass that lady in good conscience. I’m still learning to trust in time, instead of sweating it.
By the way, I ended up being on time to my destination.