Some of us believe that there is always tomorrow to make up for the hurtful things we say, and the hateful things we do to those we love, but that is a great misconception.
Sometimes in the blink of an eye the opportunity to make amends slips away because of that final transition from this life into the next, and then we are left with regret that gets buried deep in our subconscious and it either affects us emotionally or it hangs around the forefront of our minds haunting us for the rest of our days.
In the heat of the moment we say things without thinking about the consequences to protect ourselves from being deemed us “vulnerable” or “weak”, but you know something, the aftermath of turbulent verbal and physical encounters aren’t worth the price we pay for the guilt that we are burdened with after the battle is over.
I’ve known people to get in heated discussions and turn their back on friendship forever. Friends who were very much a part of each others lives on a daily basis, sharing joy, laughter, tears and heartache. Their families had been on camping trips together, shelled peas together, had backyard BBQ’s together. The children became just as close as the parents were as well, but when the parents fell out of friendship, that funneled over into the friendships that the children had established. The children really had no choice in that matter, because once things imploded the lines of division were drawn and no one was allowed to cross over.
It saddens me at times whenever I hear people engaged in destructive conversations, or see them physically fighting one another all because of a disagreement or flaw in judgment.
Life is really too precious and short to hold onto anger, and those who choose to ride out this leg of existence in that manner aren’t robbing anyone of joy except themselves.
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