This week, I let an internet troll get under my skin. I'm not proud of that; usually, I know better than to let a person's lies bug me. But this person's particular rant hit me where it counts.
This troll made some seriously off-based accusations about how I treat my restaurant staff. I shared his words my crew, and we all had a good laugh at the guy. But it still bugged me that someone took the time to try to tear us down without information. It put me on my heels. I was at a loss, until I came up with a good way to counteract the attack.
I spoiled my crew rotten.
Reader, I'm exhausted, so I'll be brief: the world is full of people who take the time to try to hurt. Rather than hit them back--with words or anything else--sometimes it's best to shower more love on the ones that count. And while responding to anger by putting extra love into the world may not stick it to the bad guys, it sure beats stooping.
So hold your head high this week and give the best you've got to the ones who matter. I leave you with this picture of a passion flower that's growing on the vine that I planted at work a couple months ago. May you create more things that make the world better. That's what it's all about. See you next Monday. -Em