I don’t enjoy confrontation and will do almost anything to avoid it.  Except for becoming a doormat.   So when I’ve tried to deal with a difficult person or situation to no avail, I speak my mind.  

Today was one of those days.   I’m breaking my lease and paying the price.  However, the landlord wanted me out early to prepare the new flooring for the next renter, and he’d prorate the rent for me.  Long story short, I am literally paying a price for breaking the lease and thought I should be compensated accordingly.    I prayed for courage to speak my mind in a friendly but firm way.  No cussing or anger.   And God granted me that courage.

Ultimately the break the landlord was offering was nothing worth packing up early for, so I held my ground and stated my case.  In the end, he didn’t budge, so I let him know I will be staying til the end of the month per the lease agreement..

I was thankful that God gave me the words, the composure, and didn’t let me back down and be taken advantage of.   Some might say that I lost, but to me I won.   My integrity is intact, I stood up for what I believed to be right, and feel good about that.

Besides, I haven’t hardly packed and I’m going to be leaving to get married!  It would’ve been stressful!

So today, I am thankful for courage.

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