This week was truly a trying one for me.
Friends, I had never experienced persecution in my life before…until now. I was accused of being someone that I am not. Plus, a video was recorded of me without my permission and posted on social media to add insult to injury😮. So many emotions flared and flew all around me that I could hardly keep up with them. This accusation came from a group very near and dear to me; one that I love and put a lot of time and energy into, my students. I was completely shocked. I spent the whole week putting out fires and wondering what my coworkers thought of me. This was a clear case of defamation to my character…..Then something unexpected happened that changed the entire situation around and removed all discord. An angel stepped in.
Since my students were working on research papers for the first time I had to do more guiding than ever, so when this special person asked me to read his introduction I didn’t think twice. I discovered that the reason he chose his topic to be about breast cancer was because the love of his life, his grandmother, passed away from the disease. I immediately assured him that he was on the right track with the composition of the introduction, and before I knew it he was crying. His final words to her were “I’m going to write a paper about this disease to fully understand what it is.” Being the empathetic person that I am I immediately began crying with him. This moment erased everything going on with the rumor/video and put me back on track.
Sisters and brothers, let me tell you something. The only thing important in this life is being of loving service to one another. That young man refreshed my soul, cleared my spirit, and brought me back to where my heart belongs, giving all thanks to God for the good and the disappointments life brings.
Therefore, I challenge you all…when life gets out of hand just remember to look for the light. Most of the time it’s right where you least expect it…within your own heart as you are being of service to someone else.