Criticism is a wild fire. Play with it and you will get burned. Who am I to criticize anyone? I'm just as imperfect and full of flaws as everyone else. I have no problem beating someone down physically whenever it is necessary, but I don't want to hurt anyone like I did today ever again.
I was nearly finished with my workout. The lunch time traffic in the gym had started to pick up. This old lady comes in wearing way too much makeup, and way too much perfume. I was using the cable machine, breathing hard, and could not escape the over powering scent. It bothered me, but I decided there was no tactful way to say anything to her in the middle of a busy gym. After I finished my workout though, by chance we met in the hall way. "I really like your perfume..." I said. You should have seen her face light up. Then I said, "but it's a little too strong for the gym." That deflated her as quickly as a pin pricking a balloon. I am so sorry I did this, it burns burns burns. It was not my place and I feel awful for having done it. I have been called to be tolerant and to build up, not to break and bruise.
I've prayed to God to forgive me. I don't ever want to forget this feeling. Send out criticism and it will come back to burn you too. Set a guard over the doorway of my lips Lord, so I do not sin against you (Psalm 141:3).
Daily Grind, Tuesday April 17, 2012
Sprint day. My form is starting to come a lot more natural to me. Still sucking the mask flat on my face after each sprint though. I got a 20 minute sauna after the workout.