Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Daily Tea: Rectification over Retribution

“Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.”
-Nikki Giovanni, Author & Poet

It's easy to dwell on mistakes, whether they are your own or the mistakes of others.
Everyone makes mistakes. Some of them can be minute and some can be egregious. Either way, you have to learn from them and use them as tools to build a better future instead of drawing on the ire from your past.
I once heard a sermon about floods and the symbolic connection to life. Floods are a part of life. However, when the flood waters recede, the leftover soil is fertile and suitable for planting. Use the floods in your life to cultivate new things and grow. Instead of sowing seeds of vengeance or regret, sow seeds that will both atone for your mistakes and help you and those around you grow.
The harvest will be plentiful.

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