Strange how we are so forgiving of people we just met and yet the people who are closest to us we can’t seem to give a break. Like somehow we just know they meant the ultimate betrayal by just the stupidest innocent comment. I have done it too. It seems to have become a normality for me in my life whenever I open my mouth — people assume the worst. I wish I could somehow put a filter on my lips so people could hear my heart instead of my words … but that sounds dangerous too.
I have to realize that sometimes it has more to do with the other persons frame of reference and ways of communication than it has to do with me. When I have done all that I can, profusely apologized, discussed and clarified a miscommunication verbally, prayed through it, and still I can’t resolve a miscommunication; maybe it’s not really about me ….