Kicking Myself in the Teeth

Everyone has drama in their lives. I don’t know a single person that has had something happen to them in the past that’s left a permanent scar of some sort. Most of us are blessed to have small scars, but some aren’t so lucky.

Some people really seemed to get kicked around by life. They may do well in some way. People may even look at them and think they lead charmed lives. Their blessings may be real, but for some… suffering the slings and arrows thrown at them has really taken a toll.

I have a friend like this. Someone whose company I enjoy and with whom I share many ideals and dreams. Unfortunately, I stepped on a land mine today… I poured salt into an unhealed wound without really understanding what I was doing.

If I had thought more with my heart than my head, I might have avoided causing them pain. I don’t know.

Cause pain, though, I did.

Have you ever been in this situation? Ever hurt someone without realizing it and then wondered whether you should have known better and/or what you can do to mend bridges?

I don’t know how this will shake out, but it makes me sad to know I hurt a friend.


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