- Mean spirited word or action
are maybe 5-10 things that COULD have been changed if we were to trace it back and TAKE IT BACK to make a new and different decision along the way. We watch the news, our families and friends, and things happening in our work place or community and realize a few wrong decisions lead to (sometimes) very bad places!
I won’t belabor your time with examples of how this works. i actually want YOU to find YOUR own. Think of your most recent (and likely hurtful) argument or disagreement. Trace it back to who said what until you see where the confrontation/difference started. Then, recognize and OWN UP to YOUR PART and TAKE IT BACK. TAKE IT BACK as you go back in time and then also as you ask forgiveness of the person(s) you hurt.
What could you (and/or the other person) have said or how could either of you responded differently? Was it:
- an action
- a look
- a remark
- a sigh
- a rolling of the eyes
- other? _________________
that got it all started? Well…then TAKE IT BACK. Apologize. Make things right.
If we’d stop “in the moment” and make a different and better decision, we’d have less arguments, less crime, less divorce, less of all the things that tear up individual lives, families, and communities. TAKE IT BACK to the next right step and make a new, better, and right decision.
We might just find, if we TAKE IT BACK that we’re:
- making more responsible decisions
- not blaming others for OUR errors, sins, and mistakes
- better off at work, with the family and in all relationships
- happier in our marriage
- supportive in our communities instead of hostile
- forgiving one another
- working together instead of tearing apart
If you’re not sure about this….TAKE IT BACK to the top and read it again!
If you’re ready to go, TAKE IT BACK!
And HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!