The Right Thing
When he came back inside, that was the first thing he stated, he just wasn't himself today because of a situation at his work.
I told him we'd all noticed he wasn't his usual up-beat and talkative self and asked what was going on, so he posed the question to me, "If you knew someone was innocent...and you had proof that they were innocent, what would you do?"
Not expecting this kind of question, I wondered, "Obviously there are some extenuating circumstances going on if you haven't already stepped in?"
"What do you mean?" he asked.
"Well," I began, "what's stopping you from getting involved?"
He replied, "I just don't want to get in the middle of things."
"Legally?" I asked "Or just work-wise?"
"Just work," he answered.
"I'd tell someone." I answered quickly, "I'd let them know."
"You would?" he questioned, doubtfully.
"If it was you, would you want someone to intercede for you if they could?"
"Then I would," I said simply.
It all comes down to that little Golden Rule. It rarely feels as simple as that when you're faced with the decision, but it all comes down to "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."
If only we remembed that in every part of our lives.
Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.