Uh Oh . . I’ve been getting a little short of patience.
Yesterday I worked about 14 hours. When I was finally back home, I was going thru emails. And there was a realtor, who was shooting accusations at me – with me being an appraiser, under that license. It just pi$&ed me off. So I didn’t censor my response. I didn’t feel bad about it at all! Until the person responded. Crap. I hurt their feelings.
I can, on occasion, be a little too honest. A blessing and a curse with me is that I can use words very well. Words can cut people just like words can build people up. And, I had cut her.
So I apologized. Then I explained the circumstance and how her behavior was also not appreciated. She apologized too. And we left the conversation both in a better place.
I’d like to say that from then on I’ve been super nice to everyone. I haven’t. But, I have kept myself in check a little better.
Tonight I am thankful for the chance to apologize and do better. I know that won’t be the last time that I let my temper get the better of me. But, at least it doesn’t happen as much as it used to! And I am much quicker to apologize and try to make things right.