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Mistake . . . I Apologized . . . and Learned

Monday, September 09, 2013

I love humor. I love comedy. I love joking around (when I'm in the mood, and sometimes I'm definitely not.)

I was talking to a friend the other day; the friend had encouraged me to take a certain risk, and I took it. I haven't found out the results yet, but I'm so pleased I took the risk.

I said to my friend, "It's all your fault!" She said, "No, no, (and then I can't remember what she said."

She's a great lady whose friendship I value.

I backtracked and said, "I was just joking. It's totally my responsibility that I . . . "

LESSON: Just . . . to be sensitive to others in what I say! I get hurt SO easily by others' words, and yet I have this expectation that anything I say should be okay since it's said in good will or good fun. But that's not the way it works . . . I am responsible for what I say and I want to think for JUST A SECOND before I speak. If I'm not sure how I myself would feel on the receiving end of a comment, best to hold off.

Livin' & learnin'

emoticon As always, mullet man is there to support me.
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    Wow! You did good by putting yourself in your friend's shoes and feeling the "ouch" that she might have been feeling! Most people - in my experience - spend two-thirds of their time thinking about themselves and the other one third criticizing others. The world would be a better place if folks would work on developing empathy.

    Good for you (and for mullet man for supporting you)!!
    1434 days ago
  • GHK1962
    It sounds like you are trying really hard to figure out how to be better ... and the kinda good part I think, is that you were doing some serious self-reflecting ... and saw some areas you feel you can be better about ... AND, you did not have bad self-talk. That is totally a good thing.

    1437 days ago
  • TINY67
    Something we all do.
    1437 days ago
    A Christian singer came out with a new album recently and it is called I" Was Wrong, I'm Sorry & I Love You". I just learned about the album and this post helped me to recall the title of his.

    I was struck by the beauty of the title of the album. Thank you for personifying it!
    1437 days ago
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