Monday, November 12, 2012
Doing the right thing, even when you feel like going THERE! #NHBPM
There are times when you have to imagine yourself in a better place to be a better person. It's not easy to ignore the ignorance of others but it still hurts. I won't go into details but there was an issue with a co-worker and ugly lies being said. It hurt to have these words to come back to me, especially because, up until this point, I thought this was a fairly trustworthy person. We weren't friends but I thought we were in a better place. Apparently, I was mistaken.
It took me a few weeks to get my feet back under me and a lot of prayer. There were so many things I wanted to say but remembering this was my place of work, I refrained and now I'm glad I did. So many of my co-workers came to my defense and that heartened me to know others cared so much. I think the best thing I was told was by a co-worker in a unexpected conversation. She told me she was proud of the way I carried myself and that I didn't stoop to the other lady's level. As a result, it made me look good in the eyes of my coworkers and my bosses while my coworker looked petty. She and I still work together but it's definitely a professional relationship with as little contact as possible. It's safe to say, I don't trust her and in spite of her overtures, I know I never will.