True character is revealed in many ways. It isn’t the major life crises that brings forth what we are made of. So I must collect myself, take some deep breaths and remember what is really important. How many people on this earth can afford to have someone else wash their dog? What else could I have channeled my mental energy into today besides frustration?
I know that in the big picture of all that is wrong in the world, this is small potatoes. But it is the drip, drip, drip of poor customer relations and rude drivers and disgraceful neighborhood yards that eats at my patience. I know that employees are short staffed, underpaid, and tired of demanding customers. I know they have their own health problems, sick kids, and broken down cars. In my heart I want to treat others with God’s grace and love.
I still have to figure out how to let someone know they have lost my business and do it in a kind way.
Questions for personal journaling or group discussion:
1. What are some of your challenges for being assertive yet kind?
2. Have you ever had to fire someone, or be fired, and what did you learn from that experience?© 2002 - 2019, AnswersForMe.org. All rights reserved. Click here for content usage information.