“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa
Earlier today, in a burst of anger, I sent an abrupt, hurtful text message to someone very dear to me. It is one of only a handful of times I’ve been so rude, and a moment in which my better judgement went straight out the window and I gave in to the righteous little voice in my head.
The following exchange has left me feeling flat all afternoon; I hate conflict and I hate knowing that I hurt someone else, let alone that I did it intentionally.
I will now have to work hard for peace in this relationship. I’m sure I’ll feel the echoes and repercussions of today’s slip for some time to come.
In any case, I have already started the process of making peace, and I will continue again tomorrow.
With love, and a heavy heart,