.....days at work. Wednesdays are my early day to work. The sun was bright against white clouds on drive through town. An abandoned shopping cart glistened from night's rain. Slow time at work meant I could sweep the floor in the store. Day prior was crazy busy. No time to sweep or vacuum. Little did I know a verbal altercation with a coworker would ensue. Long story short, I was not amused and tears crept into my eyes.
I worked through the issue in my mind. I strive to keep peace and move on. My spirit calmed and remembered how Jesus would have me handle this situation. My manager credited me with overcoming the situation. I'd calmed down and was happier. He obviously heard some of it. I didn't go into detail.
When a day of early morning contemplation in my mind, while sweeping, turns sour, how does a person handle it? I write blog posts in my head when I'm not too busy. Life isn't always pleasant and when it arrives, we deal it best we can. Yell? Walk away? Swear?
Say bad words with no regard to other person? Quit while your ahead!
"Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control; against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23 Interesting that was KLove radio's encouraging word for the day!!
These flowers were my therapy once I got home. Lilacs in my front lawn with a wonderful fragrance was a joy that afternoon. Tulips that are leaning over in vase on the dining room table.
I felt a little bruised in spirit but moved on. Sought God's help in prayer.
Enjoyed orange tulips in neighbor's lawn. Covered in rain from another rain storm of that day. Beauty found when you look for it.
Plants on the patio that needed water as rain was coming the next day. Some were up near the house where they don't get much rain. There will be showers of blessings. Showers of blessing we need. Next day was better and coworker talked to me that day. Never mentioned the day prior incident, which is fine by me. Move on. I've worked with him enough to know how to handle situations. Less said the better. Don't get me wrong, if it was a difficult, on going situation, I'd probably gone to management. But I let it rest. Mercy. Forgiveness.
Now it's new week and looking ahead to what God has in store for me.
Warm weather. Time to plant flowers. Enjoy the spring.