I was misunderstood yesterday by a good friend. Funny how someone who knows you very well can sometimes misinterpret things so horribly and then draw totally erroneous conclusions from their own misunderstanding.
The great thing about good friendships is that they can recover and endure even the deepest of pot holes that come along. But those sharp words that are uttered in the heat of argument. That is a difficult thing. The pain cuts deep. The mind acts as an instant replay system that allows the sharp words to be played in an endless loop.
It certainly is easy to jump to wrong conclusions. As is easy as it is hard to KNOW what is going in another person's mind and heart. It's enough to make us all pause before we get carried away with our emotions.
A valuable lesson relearned.
But I know we should forgive other people in exactly the same way we hope they will forgive our own verbal excesses. Think, then speak. It really is true what they about when you ASSume.
Today will be a better day.