Monday, April 4, 2011

My New Source for Humility and Forgiveness

In an email to a friend, I asked a question. I never received a reply.

As feelings of disappointment and irritation subsided, I had this thought: I have done the same thing myself.

I have this thought a lot more often these days. Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting wiser.

It certainly inspires feelings of humility. I may have certain strengths, but I struggle with the same life issues that everyone else does.

Which makes it easier to forgive.

I have done the same thing myself. It keeps me from becoming critical over petty annoyances, which does wonders for my relationships....

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2011. Building Personal Strength . (Permission to use photo purchased from


Sarcastic Bastard said...

This is very wise. Thank you so much.

Robin Easton said...

I smiled reading this (am still smiling), as I too have these same thought, a LOT lately.

"I have done the same thing."

Yes. Their is an ever increasing feeling in me of great compassion toward and understanding of humanity. I think the more honest we are with ourselves, the less we judge others. There is a certain calm freedom in this. A letting go.

I am far from perfect, so how I can possibly expect others to be TOTALLY 100% perfect for ME!! LOL!

Aah, life is good when we let go.

Thank you. I've so enjoyed you on twitter.

Robin :)

Anonymous said...

Same SamE But Different :))