Thursday, March 6, 2014
When someone tells you something about yourself that you may find hard to take, it might be a gift they are giving you.
It takes such courage to say your truth to someone. Sure, they do it in movies and books, but telling someone something that you find challenging, hurtful, difficult about them is not an easy thing to do.
A couple of days ago, I gave such a gift to a student. Said student was not a happy camper. I said that this was a free gift, to take or to leave at leisure. Said student said no thanks.
Today, said student went to a colleague of mine to check perceptions.
The gift may have been received.
Got a gift myself today... When the shoe is on the other foot...Thought and thought about it and have concluded:
It was a gift.