Today I had to witness what bitterness in the heart can cause to someone. It is a very painful experience. Sometimes what we say to others might not mean anything to us but it definitely means something to another person.
Apparently Jane had been saying mean things about Mercy,( not their real names) . Mercy is a quiet and a soft spoken person . In fact you wouldn’t know she exist if you don’t go checking on her. She is always in her house if not at the office .
Women who like idling around and gossip here and there are the route to all problems around the hood. Jane is amongst them. We all know Jane as a chatter-box and anything cannot happen around without her knowledge. She was nicknamed reporter since she likes reporting everything that goes around to the exact destination the message is supposed to be delivered. Apart from gossip she is very good at heart .
All these mean things have been hurting Mercy until she reached a point she could not tolerate at all. The tolerance had been too much since she thought they are just mere gossip.
In the morning Mercy started talking to herself softly in her room. No one knew what was happening so we thought may be she was on phone talking to someone but we were wrong. She was addressing Jane indirectly. Mercy’s tonal variation had gone up now and everyone could hear everything she was talking about. All this while Jane was inside paying attention silently. Jane came out to defend herself but the bitter Mercy could not stop talking. She even started crying as she talked and was not ready to be consoled or be controlled . We saw her different side. No one thought she could even talk to someone in that manner because of her soft nature. We were left with no other choice but to control the two from attacking one another. We could not believe it. At the end of it all, the two made peace with one another and unity was restored. I am sure Jane wouldn’t dare cross that path again since she now knows who Mercy is and what she can be like if she gets mad and bitter.
Bitterness is something very bad. It causes anger and unnecessary talks . When someone is bitter it is very important to give them their space and make them speak out their minds until they calm down. It will make them let everything off their chest and the heavy load they’ve been carrying will be gone. Be patient with them. Don’t provoke them because they might hurt themselves or the person they are mad about. .
So I really learnt a few things from that experience and wanted to share with you guys.
They are as follows;
- Do not take peoples’ silence for their weakness.
- Respect is a two way thing.When you respect me I will do the same and vice versa.
- Never undersestimate the power of silence.
- Gossip is very bad and can cause unnecesary fights, hatred and tragedies.
- Be considerate of other peoples’ feelings and emotions.
Hello guys , thanks for reading.