Cuz I know you.
Cuz I AM you.
Yep. I vent...often without thought to the person/persons I am venting about. I mean no harm. AT ALL. In fact, it’s usually after (it’s too late...) that I realize I MAY have offended someone. And then my heart aches. Because the damage is done. I really didn’t MEAN to hurt anyone...What do I do now? Apologize. Yes. For sure. But. Is that enough?
Actually. Yes. As soon as I received the “apology”, my anger abated. My love grew...toward this beautiful parent (who is JUST like me...)...and my heart melted. Wow.
Apologies work. The key is to forgive. To hold the anger/resentment switch on, only hurts the finger holding it.
And. Humility takes the reigns. I was so grateful for the apology that I felt GUILTY for being defensive in the first place. Ack. Well. That’s a subject for another day.
Thank you. You know who you are.
ROCK ON! Amen.