Today I went to work and smiled as much as I could. I acted as pleasant as I could and worked as hard as I could.
I thank God I have this program and I learned to take responsibility for myself. Not others, just myself. I don't need to take responsibility for others taking advantage of circumstances to attempt to "throw me under the bus," but I do need to acknowledge that ultimately I am responsible for a deadline not being met. Granted, it was a mutual decision, arrived at after much deliberation between my boss and myself - who is on vacation and cannot defend me now - something the other person knows.
It is OK. I know who I am. I do not need to defend myself. I know what I did. There was a deadline that was not met. I can take responsibility for that and let the chips fall where they may.
And now I need to find my headlamp because it is going to be dark when we start our run.
Woo hoo! This is going to be fun!