I’m joining in on Five Minute Friday this week. FMF gives writers an opportunity to free write for five minutes without the stress of editing and revising. Friday’s prompt was change.
Can we just change our minds today? We have this “thing” staring us in the face and we were sure how we would handle it. We had rehearsed the scenarios and feel confident we know the appropriate action.
I would never say…do…put up with…take…You’ve said those things too right? Smugly we smile and feel so very confident we have this and then, the “thing”.
Quickly we realize there is a tad more to making this decision. Maybe we do something we regret or forgive something we once thought was unforgivable. And then, our eyes are opened and we see how judgmental we have been – not only of others-but of ourselves.
Suddenly we realize that we must change-our minds. Maybe our firm conviction of what we would do becomes softened by the realities of life. We understand that we really can’t judge others or ourselves unless we have walked a “mile in those moccasins”.
Let us give grace to ourselves and others. We don’t know the whole story-not even ours.