A few of my colleagues came up to me today and told me that my sharing during the staff devotion was good; it encourages them, and thank me for sharing. Totally unexpected, but totally appreciated.
I was still wrestling with the feelings of minor humiliation because one of my older colleagues rudely teased me in the midst of my presentation; that my presentation was too long.
Words of kindness and affirmation vs rudeness. What a world of difference it made to a person.