I’ve made mistakes. We all have. I would love to see anyone who truly believes they have never made a bad decision, said the wrong thing or lead with reaction over wisdom.
Making mistakes doesn’t make me bad nor does it make me an evil entity; just as you, the reader, making mistakes doesn’t make you bad, evil or dangerous.
As a mom, step-mom, daughter, sister, friend….I’m not perfect and don’t claim to be. I think facades of perfection simply put too much pressure on a person – internally and externally.
The only option, for me, is to pick myself up from the dirt, dust myself off, get back on the horse and try to not get bucked off again.
Be gentle with the people in your life who make mistakes.
1. you don’t know what all they are dealing with.
2. I bet, with most certainty, they have offered you much grace for your mistakes.
3. we are all just doing the best we can on this trail called life…and this hike didn’t come with any navigational equipment. Be gentle when footings slip.
Just as Alexander Pope stated “To err is human, to forgive divine.”