GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
You know him. That guy who's never wrong; just ask him. Let's call him ... Stanley.
If ever, by some cosmic imbalance, there appears to be a problem, error or misstep attributable to Stanley, he is pre-armed with a defensive response. One that usually coincides with a finger pointed outward, sideways, diagonally, um, over the river and through the woods ... or anywhere but back at Stanley. And most times, Stanley is not only emphatic about assigning blame to others, but he actually appears to enjoy doing so.
Stanley should probably have a taste tester take the first bite from his plate at the company picnic. He might want to have someone else start his car before he heads home from the office. Oh, and by the by, Stanley could just as easily be Sally. Either way, Stanley is disliked deeply and with justifiable cause but mainly because he is unable to admit fault. #nobodylikesaknowitall
Look, even the smartest guy/gal in the room makes mistakes every so often. JFK had his Bay of Pigs. Ford made the Edsel. Let's not forget that old man in Britain back in 2010 who tossed his wife's lottery ticket in the trash ... only to discover it was worth $181 million dollars. And speaking of husband-of-the-year contenders, Tiger Woods...well, we know what Tiger did. #imbecile
The point is that everyone slips up. Everyone --- some more often than others, granted, but we all stumble or blunder at least occasionally. Forgiving a colleague, child, sibling, friend, neighbor or business associate in the wrong is admirable. Doing so privately and with humanity and consideration is the mark of a strong leader, an emotionally intelligent individual ... and an all around good guy/gal.
Not to mention, someone who shouldn't worry if his co-workers put syrup of ipecac in his soda, capisce?
MT 6:7-15 - Jesus said to his disciples, “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.“Pray then in this way: ‘Our Father who art in heaven,hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’ “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”