We are Human Because We Learn From Our Mistakes
Today, my son fell out of his high chair because I didn’t thoroughly check to make sure he was secure. I was doing several things at once and forgot to focus on the most important thing, his safety. I failed him. Yes, “I am human and humans make mistakes” but I also acknowledge that mistake could have cost him his life, or at the least changed his life dramatically. Yet, I didn’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I ran to him, wrapped my arms around his screaming body, and soothed him with kisses, tight hugs, and placed ice on the lump protruding from the left side of his head. He cried for ten minutes, then gave me a smile that allowed me to know he was fine. This ten month boy found time in his pain to soothe me. I continued examining him to erase my guilt. I looked at him, and he started to laugh. At that moment, I realized the strength of spirituality. He knew, I knew, that we would be in this life together. A lesson was granted me; his safety first, better habits need to be employed. I placed him back in his high chair, made sure he was strapped in and secured, and we dined as a family. My lesson in AccountableLove today is, mistakes need to be corrected; there is no time to feel sorry for ourselves when we failed someone we Love. Love means changing a bad habit to strengthen the overall relationship….