30 Days of Truth: Day 3

Day 03: Something you have to forgive yourself for.

There are times I think I have done things that have jeopardized the relationships I have with people.

For example, I had a friend who I teased frequently about various things.  It was much like the way I teased and joked with my other friends.  What I did not realize is that she was very offended by the teasing.  By the time I found out, our friendship was all but ruined, because she had done things to get back at me for my teasing instead of telling me to stop.  I tried to salvage the friendship, but she was unwilling to put forth the effort by then.  I still wonder how things could be different if I had been more careful with my words.

This is just one example that I think about often.  There have been others that haunt me at times when I look back and wonder.  I cannot change those things now, though.  The damage is done.  I could have done things different and so could the other party involved.  But we did not.  It has not been easy, but I have to learn from these things, put them to rest, and move on.  And forgive myself for any stupidity I see on my part in those incidents.

No, I may not be the only one at fault, but I am more hard on myself than anyone else could ever be.

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About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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