Today ugly happened. At work of all places. Most people consider me a sweet girl. Which sometimes means they think I'm a push over. Which over the years has helped me hone this sharp tongue I was unfortunately "graced" with. I'm not proud of it and it takes a lot to get me there, but when I unleash, those involved rarely leave without wounds.
And so it happened today. A lady (one I've had "issues" with before) made a comment to me that was uncalled for, and, well just plain ugly. Without any hesitation, I zapped her right back. I mean, why not? I didn't start it, but H.E.L.L.O. if it needed to be finished I'd be happy to oblige!
When I returned from lunch, there was a handwritten apology on my desk. And I was immediately humbled. Immediately awash in the grace of Him. And immediately I prayed. For her. And for me. I accepted her apology, told her I was praying for her and asked her to do the same for me.
Apologies matter my friends. Yes, this was a bitchy (yes, I cuss on occasion and still proclaim my faith in God) little flare up between 2 (most likely pms'ing) women, but it translates across all wrongs. If you have wronged someone, big or small, and you care about that relationship - Apologize. It's humbling for both parties. And pray for the one you've wronged or who has wronged you. His grace is sufficient. This I know.