Friday, January 7, 2011

Something i will carry with me forever

Lately, I have been thinking about how people around me have taught me something important! It's not just the people i see everyday, but also the people that I may meet once. But, my sister, A, taught me something really important and will carry it with me forever. Growing up you learn that everyone makes mistakes, but it was hard for me to grasp the concept that people are people and they do make mistakes. I thought that everyone was perfect, especially when looking up to my parents. It doesn't necessarily make them a bad person or define who they are and but had trouble seeing the good. I always had trouble understanding how I could forgive someone that had made mistakes that might have led to hurting our family or effecting their lives. But my sister taught me that it's ok, and people can grow from their mistakes. People do make mistakes and we must forgive them. You will never forget what may have happened but you can forgive them no matter what they might have done. She gave a girl a chance who stole something from my littlest sister and denied it. After all the trouble she got into at school (because she took it to school) and the mess she caused herself and for my family, my sister still meet with her for dinner. She still wanted to try to be friends with her (it was a year or so later). This happened years ago but it has always stuck with me. I was surprised to find my sister giving her a chance to be friends again after all that she had done to my sister and our family. It was at this moment, i finally realized that you must forgive people and give them a chance to learn and grow from their mistakes. Their mistakes aren't who they are, mistakes just change people, hopefully for the better. Thanks A for teaching me this. You may have never known it, but i love that you taught me this! I will always keep your forgiveness, caring heart, and open mind, with me!

1 comment:

  1. Jenni, I'm so glad that I read this. I know that no one is perfect, but I never really thought about it like this. You made a huge difference in my day, and my outlook on life! I've been very depressed lately, you and you just made me smile! I think that what you are doing is amazing!! Their aren't many people out there that spend their time trying to make others happy! It may not have been your intention, but you just made a huge difference in many aspects of my life... thank you!
    -Christina Sursely