Tuesday, August 31, 2010
On My Soap Box
Two of my daughters had a disagreement with feelings getting hurt and some things done wrong. One backed away from the other and wouldn't talk to her or answer voicemails. It wasn't too long though and things were forgiven and forgotten. Though they learned and grew from the problem, its in the past where it belongs. Each one of us have a past. Each one of us have wronged or hurt someone. Each one of us have been forgiven and the problem forgotten. It made us stronger and hopefully we never make that mistake again. What bothers me is how some people seem to flame the embers of others mistakes. They don't want them to die down. They don't want to see that person move on and be a stronger better person. They seem to forget their own past and all their mistakes. They seem to forget the forgiving and forgetting others did for them. I use to be guilty of that. Use to feel like I almost hated this person at times. Thought she was a spoiled brat that was trying her best to create problems for me at every turn. We both did wrong and we both hurt each other. But that is in the past. She has grown from her mistakes. I have grown from mine and though we aren't best buddies we are letting the past be the past. We are taking each day as it comes without worrying what the other is going to say or do. It sure feels good to not have hate in my heart. It sure feels good to let the past be the past and enjoy each day God gives me to the fullest. If you find yourself giving someone a hard time about their past mistakes. Or just ignoring them because of their past mistakes take a good look in the mirror. Remember you have a past and remember how good it felt it was forgiven and forgotten. Can't you do the same?