Friday, September 17, 2010

Mitzvah Friday

I have a bit of a different approach for this one this week.

Here is the background.

I had a serious disagreement with someone at work - actually I was calm and fairly collected and he was picky, accusatory, and inflamatory.

I went home shaking with anger and some grief over this episode.

Somewhere during the night I decided to do a mitzvah for myself and instead of (1) quitting my job in anger and frustration or (2) going to HR or (3) sulking or (4) keeping quiet about it and putting on a good face...I decided to do (5) talking to the person and working out the difficulty to my satisfaction.

And I did and it worked (for least for now, this person is a bit volatile at times, and these are tough times at work) and I feel better and had a few good chuckles in the end.

So I am counting this as a mitzvah to myself - sorely needed.

Plus I am seeing Grace and the boys for dinner - triple mitzvah for me.


Robin said...

These particular types of Mitzvahs are particularly difficult for me to do. (I did have to perform a few back when I was a "working girl"....but, as hard as they were, it usually diffused the situation and I always felt better!

Enjoy your dinner tonight!


♥ Robin ♥

Lynn said...

Good for you! I would not like working with someone like this at all. I hope your talk helped that person see the error of his ways. Glad you went away feeling better.

studio lolo said...

I'm proud of you Mim!
Confrontation is so hard for me. I'm glad you did the right thing and faced him head on.
Clearly you were the bigger person here, taking the proverbial high road.


Lori ann said...

Well done you. That would not have been an easy thing to do, at least for me.
happy mitzvah!

soulbrush said...

i also hate confrontation, and you did good!

Angela Recada said...

What a wonderful inspiration you are in this post! I try to avoid confrontations, too, and this is such a wonderful way you have chosen to take the high road. I hope you had a lovely dinner last night.

sukipoet said...

how brave you WERE! Creating peace and understanding and also letting this person know that his actions/words do have an effect on other people. have a lovely dinner.