It takes time for kids to learn that words are cheap and that saying you are sorry is miles away from showing you are sorry. The words are only the switch thrown on an entire process. It is our actions that tell others that we are indeed sorry, that we have learned the lesson. “Learning” the lesson changes us.
We all have people in our lives who make a practice of letting everyone know that they can do great things. It means nothing without some evidence of those feats. Some people cling to the accomplishments of the past as if that moment is where they froze, forever the basketball star or the award winning cook at the county fair. They want you to see them as that person, that one accomplishment, as if it tells you to ignore the current person before your eyes. Continue reading