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We all admit we’re far from perfect.
No one I know professes to be without flaws.
Everyone I know, including myself, has made colossal mistakes in life. From toothpaste moments to major FAILS, we’ve all said and done things to our family and friends we wish we could take back and just forget we ever did/said them.
We all need do-overs. And we all need people willing to look past the things we’ve done and let us start fresh. We all need someone willing to take the proverbial eraser and clean up the sheet so new stories can be written. Sure, we could just take a line through the mistakes or scribble out the errors, but they’d still be there…a constant reminder of failure. Only by erasing as best we can is the sheet truly ready for new possibilities. We’ll always remember the original mistake, but in writing over it, we can try and make things better.
Are you that person? Do you need to have your imperfect actions erased so you can start over? Or, are you someone willing to erase a wrong done to you by another so your relationship can have a do-over? Or, are you both?
Why are we so quick to judge another person? Why do we heave a sigh of relief when we’re forgiven, yet when given the opportunity to do the same towards another, we become all self-righteous and drag our feet to make the first, second or third move? Pride? Arrogance? Spite? Fear? Bitterness? Resentfulness?
Grace and forgiveness are like erasers. We use them not only to benefit the other person..but to help our own soul as well.
Whose sheet can you erase and help begin writing new stories?
What are you waiting for?