Welcome to the Land of “I’M SORRY”

I heard on the the news one day that a young boy had committed suicide to after he’d made a mistake he thought would embarrass his family. He was trying to ‘save face’.  

I felt so sad to think he believed he had no other choice.  I cried for that little boy and his family that night.

As I drifted off to sleep thinking of him, this little story came to me:


Welcome to the Land of “I’M SORRY” by Ruth Elliott

Once there was a boy whose teacher said:

“Boy – Always do right, and Never do Wrong. Then you will be perfect.”

So the boy went out to always do right.

But one day he did something wrong. He was so sad, he thought his life was ruined forever. “There’s nothing left to do but jump down a hole and HIDE.”

He was about to jump, when someone came along and said,

“All is not lost! You can still have a good life. But you have to go through these two gates first, called: “I’M SORRY” and  ” I’LL DO BETTER NEXT TIME

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So the boy left the hole behind, and went through the gates.

When he got to the other side he saw his teacher there.  

He was shocked and said,

You’re here, TOO?  YOU had to say sorry? What did YOU do that was wrong?”

The teacher said,

“I told you you could be perfect and never do wrong – but that was impossible to do. That was my mistake. I am sorry.”

The Land of “I’m Sorry”, © Ruth Elliott, 2010

 Please. Never give up!

Warmly,

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Ruth Elliott-Hilsdon
Director, EDU DESIGNS
Creator, GoMommyGO 

PS – Speaking of making mistakes – have you read my article on INTERRUPTIBLITY?  Click the word or this link:

http://www.edudesigns.org/blog/the-first-requirement-of-parenthood-interruptability/

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