Wednesday, June 22, 2011

When you had a bad day...

I got some wonderful feedback from my blog post yesterday in the comments, through email, and on Twitter. Thank you. I’m beginning to realize that if my words can resonate with at least even ONE person, then it’s SO worth writing.

Again, thank you! :)

I had a very interesting thing happen yesterday.

I received a phone call at work yesterday from a client wanting to speak with an attorney. The thing is I was having a hard time hearing him. Finally I was like “Sir, can you please speak up, I can’t hear you very well.”

Then he came back with. “OKAY. IS THIS BETTER????? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW???????” And with a very angry voice. I then proceeded to say very kindly “You don’t have to scream into my ear, I was just having difficulty hearing you.

You know what I wanted to say though? “SIR, DID YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE A HEARING DEVICE AND I HAVE DIFFICULTY HEARING?????? HOW ABOUT THAT??????

In response to me though he said “I’m having a bad day and I just need to speak to my attorney. He didn’t say I’m sorry, but oh well.

After I hung up the phone with him though…. I drew a couple of conclusions. You just never know someone’s circumstance. There was no way of him knowing I had a hearing device, and there was absolutely no way of me knowing what kind of a day he was having.

For one split second I wanted to shed a tear thinking how dare he…. But the next logical thing to do….

Pray for him. Pray for his day. And pray for him I did.

I know what it’s like to have a bad day. Don’t we all? I very easily could have lashed back but I think God teaches us when to guard the tongue.

God’s always teaching us, isn’t he???

And maybe, just maybe, when you had a bad day… there’s somebody on the other side praying for you.

5 comments:

Michelle (michabella) said...

Yeah im still learning to not be quick to judge or scold someone. You don't know their story or what they have gone through, are going through, etc. Very humbling thing you did to pray for him!

Cya tonight!

Lindsey said...

Ah yes, He is always teaching us. I'm def learning to not be so judgemental. Very good post!

Nik said...

Thank you for posting this. It definitely helped me and my day today. Sometimes we all need a reminder to be patient and pray.

Ellen Grant said...

You are right! I have been shamed many times in assuming the wrongess of others when I myself was just as wrong. (Not that you were wrong! I'm just sayin...) All we can do is act in compassion and encouragement for another. So hard!!

Michelle said...

I don't know who prayed for those kids in Vail?
Do YOU?