If we are really honest with ourselves, we have to admit we often make mistakes. We might misread a phone number, forget someone’s name, turn into the wrong street or misinterpret something we read.
Unfortunately, sometimes when we make a mistake, we might tend to excuse our actions or even try to avoid embarrassment by blaming others for our error.
Most of the time our little mistakes don’t turn out to be serious and if there is any value in making them, it is in learning how to avoid making them again.
Our strength of character can often be determined by the manner in which we react to mistakes made, not only by others, but by ourselves.
Maybe we need to take note of the old adage, “To err is human – to forgive, divine”. If we are prepared to forgive the mistakes of others, then we will be more open to accept our own human errors and even learn from them.
By humbling ourselves to admit we have, and do, make mistakes and by learning to say, “I’m sorry”, will help us grow in wisdom, honesty and humility.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.