Friday, July 08, 2011

What's That I Said?

I don't know exactly whether to be relieved or terribly annoyed. There was a misunderstanding the other day and someone thought I said something that I am quite certain I did not say. In fact, I kind of think they accidentally put the suggestion into my brain (they thought I thought it) and then somehow came up with the idea I had actually said it.

Now, it's hard enough to struggle with negative thoughts and feelings without someone inadvertently adding to the collection. (No wonder I was sagging!) I will say I recall the thought being spoken, but found it not in alignment with what I was thinking, and so dismissed it, never thinking it would come back to bite me in the backside. After all it wasn't even my thought in the first place, so how could I have uttered the words?

As certain as I am that I didn't make the remark in the first place, I am also certain that this individual is still pretty sure I did say it. I know they didn't really mean to hurt me, I just wish it hadn't sent me reeling yesterday or taken me so long to figure out what they were referring to. I suppose I'm rather glad I asked for clarification, but still feel as though I am trying to wipe that "FAIL" stamp off my forehead.

Thank you, Lord, for the rather great distraction of a family gathering last evening and utter exhaustion at the end of the day. At least I didn't lose any sleep. (He always knows exactly what I need.)


  1. Sorry words hurt, hopefully it's something that will soon be understood by both parties and all will be mended.
    I say...always carry a piece of chocolate cake with you...that way bad words can't be spoken by you because your mouth will be full of chocolate cake. And carry an extra piece for those you speak to who's words hurt, then you can sweeten their mouth with chocolate cake. It's a win/ hurt feelings and chocolate cake! ;-)

  2. I think you are onto something, Annie. See? I should have spent a little more time with you while I was growing up. :)

  3. We still have plenty of time to hang out before you grow no worries...I will show you my chocolate cake ways soon enough!

  4. That stinks Martha! I hope it all gets cleared up.

    I am very glad that you have those distractions of super cute boys, too!

  5. oh man - that sounds cruel, really. :(
    If it makes you feel any better - I know you didn't say it. {{{hugs}}}

  6. Sorry you had to have hurtful words said to you...but I do think the Chocolate cake from Ann is a good solution I plan on borrowing.