It may be wrong to laugh at someone elseâ€™s misery, but some times it feels so good.Â Iâ€™m not talking anything serious â€“ just those annoying miseries that we often face.Â Itâ€™s satisfying to see someone deal with something they refused to help or support you through.Â When it comes back to bite them, itâ€™s hard not to have some satisfaction.
This happened to me today.Â I had been a part of a club where one woman always yelled at me if I spoke up during a meeting.Â There were times when she was down right mean to me (and at one point even mean to my kids).Â No one called her down.Â None of the officers said a word or did a thing.Â I left.Â Now, sheâ€™s run off about 2/3â€™s of the club and they canâ€™t even get people to take the officer positions. Â Try as I might, I couldnâ€™t stop giggling.Â Listening to some of the members complain about the situation they were up against was almost satisfying.Â I wanted to say â€œwhat goes around comes around,â€ but I do think I managed at least one â€œIâ€™m sorryâ€ instead.
Four years I put up with being treated wrong thinking that it had to get better â€“eventually.Â It got better when I joined a different club, for me and my family anyway.
This reaction is still wrong.Â I shouldnâ€™t find glee in others problems no matter how small those problems (or deserving for that matter).Â I should offer up support and compassion.Â That is the right thing to do.
Today, though, I was NOT right.Â And Iâ€™m still smiling!