Today, when discussing the matter of my being pointedly excluded from the meetings and training, one young guy said, ‘They’re doing a great job of making you feel temporary!’
I replied, ‘Right! Exactly! I was actually crying on the phone to my cousin last night because of that exactly!’
We were all smiles, actually laughing at the absurdity of it all, and my smile was truly genuine – I felt so much love coming from them.
Afterward, that young guy came to me to tell me clearly that he hadn’t meant to be u kind with his words – he had been joking, and hadn’t realized it would be true, that I really felt that way and was having that experience so strongly.
I told him comfortably that I was in no way offended by his comment – it was truly the perfect way of putting words to the situation, and I took no offense whatsoever from it.
He then shared even more love-positive words with me on the matter, and I was just so fully loved, I almost didn’t care about having missed all the meetings… plus, he took notes in the meetings for me after that, which was super sweet (and actually extremely helpful!).
Yes, I am in a temporary position at this work.
But my department really showed me the love today – I am looking forward to having them around these next months. 🙂