Learning from mistakes and saying sorry!

Today is another day and another opportunity for greatness.   I’m looking forward to spending quality time with my family and being together.  Make today great!!   This week I have been making changes to my mornings.   I have been waking up 20 minutes early for the past couple days and I’ve noticed a big difference.   I really have been having more time to reflect and I have been more aware of how I want my day to be.    This is something that I will continue doing every morning.   I don’t feel as rushed and stressed in the morning.  It’s such a great feeling and provides me more calmness throughout my day.

Yesterday was a bit of a challenging day as a parent.  We got a call from my son’s teacher that our son pushed a kid on the slide and he fell and got hurt.  My wife shared the news and my heart sunk with disappointment as we are trying really hard to raise good humans.  What makes us good humans?  I think its the combination of kindness, empathy and knowing how to say sorry.   When I picked up my kids from school yesterday I can see the look in my son’s eye as he knew he did something very wrong.   The first thing he said was I did something wrong.  I could see that he knew he was in the wrong.   I got the kids in the car and briefly told him that this can not happen again because the school might not let him come back if does something like that again.  I felt really bad saying that to him.  He is only 5 years old and he is a kid.   I don’t know why I hold my kids to such a higher standard and I totally forget that they are still kids.   They have a lot of things to learn.   We as human have new things that we need to learn every day.  This morning we made him make an I’m sorry card for the child that fell.   I fully have to give my wife the credit for being such a good mom and showing my son what to do.   As I helped him make the card I felt that making the card made everybody feel better about the situation.   Today practice saying I’m sorry.   We all as humans make mistakes and hurt each other one way or another.   The key is to learn from it and not to do the same thing again.   You are going to make mistakes, we are not perfect, but we can learn and all make a difference with each other.   Learn from it and move on.  Forgive and move on!


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