responsible to pay. She commiserates, complaining about how awful her job is, her boss is, and just about everything else.
Then she stops. She thinks about it and asks what is the lesson? To be more careful with the sales process. That's too obvious, albeit true. Upon further contemplation, she decides to review her employee handbook, and discovers that there is a clause that may support her error.
This offers Carol the opportunity to self advocate, something that doesn't come easily to her. To be honest, and take responsibility without blaming others, a true characteristic of maturity and emotional intelligence.
In the end, she may be let off the hook or not, but she has moved closer to living an authentic life, one that will continue to be filled with challenges!
There are no mistakes. Only lessons.
Alana writes her monthly column 'Mind, Body, Spirt' for RochesterWomanOnline focusing on the balance of all 3 in a creative manner, filled with inspiration.