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.