want to make those mistakes, but they just happen. When they do happen, it is our reaction to them that is really important. I also know that good does come from some mistakes.
This story was passed on to me. A man shared that he and his wife washed a small bathroom throw rug in the washing machine. They were not careful as to what else was in the machine and when the rug was removed it was full of white lint that had come off of a towel.
He said, "One of us took it out of the back door and shook it really hard – trying to remove the lint. I think, now, it was me, for I recall shaking it over and over to get the rug free of the little pieces of white lint. The episode was annoying, time consuming and frustrating. But (this is the good part) later when I went out doors to clean up the mess, there was hardly any lint left. What? I looked up and saw a bird carrying some of my “mistake” away. Where? To a nest where a family will be raised.
Don't be discouraged or take it out on yourself when mistakes are made.
Good can come from them.
© 2004, John C. Fitts, III. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted from Grace Drops, Volume II (2004).