The other day (on the day of my watermelon explosion, to be precise), I decided that I was going to try to address an issue with someone about something that had been bothering me.
I thought (mistakenly) that just being direct about it might be better than stewing in silence. I thought (also mistakenly) that this person and I had the type of relationship that could handle a little frank honesty. I won’t go into any details- this is a public blog, after all.
But let’s just say…the other person didn’t agree. 😳
I have felt pretty terrible about the whole thing for a few days now. I HATE conflict. I especially am uncomfortable when I feel like someone is “mad” at me.
I was reminded of Thumper’s Golden Rule from Bambi:
“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.”
Realistically, I think I was wrong on this one. I should have kept my mouth shut. I didn’t have evil intentions at all, of course- I was just frustrated and felt the urge to sort of clear the air.
But it was one of those situations where nothing good was really going to come from it, so what was the point? I made things worse AND the original situation is still unchanged.
I should have said nothin’ at all.
Ah, well. Such is life. We all make mistakes. I apologized sincerely and there’s not much more I can do at this point. So, I’m trying to let it go, though it’s been hard for me.
My calendar entry yesterday was on point too. Funny how sometimes when we are worrying or stressed, the universe points little stepping stones in our direction.