So I was wandering around the blogosphere when I came across “30 Days of Truth” just being undertaken by a fellow blogger. The idea is to make a blog post each day for 30 days, using the prompts provided:
Day 04 : Something you have to forgive someone for.
Wow…this one is easy and hard. I don’t even know how to start this one.
I guess I have to forgive others for not living up to my expectations. But that is really more of a fault of mine than it is of theirs. They can’t help it that I have expectations, or that they’re not living up to them. I expect people to devote themselves to their jobs with the same passion I do. I expect them to strive to be the best they can be. I’m disappointed when they don’t. When I see that it’s just a job to them, that they forget all about it when they go home, that it’s not a burning passion in their lives…well I get disappointed. But why should that be? Shouldn’t they be devoted to their families as well? Isn’t that the more important and enduring part of all of our lives. I think it is, but when they are at work I demand that dedication.
But again, that’s my opinion.
Certainly there have been people who have been mean to me, done horrible nasty things to me, some of them quite close to me, but I can’t control how they treat me. I can only control how I treat them and I don’t wish any of them harm. I wish them the best in their lives, even if I won’t be a part of it. Some people you have to let go…and forgive. I’ve done that.
What about you? Care to join me in the 30-Days of Truth Challenge? Answer the question in the comments…it’ll be fun!