3 Day Quote Challenge:
Keep you words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them,
and crow is better eaten warm.
~ Author Unknown
I corrected my Dad’s behavior. It sends a shudder through me even now. I knew I had to apologize. But Dad was not known for accepting any apology. We were traveling in tandem, and the offense occurred at the rest stop. I agonized over my apology for three hours until the next stop. I said I was sorry. Nothing. In desperation I quoted Miss Manners, who said it is far worse to point out the bad manners of others, than it is to actually be the person with bad manners. (This is not a direct quote,so it doesn’t count.) It took more than “I’m sorry” to melt my Dad’s heart. It took knowing that I really understood what I had done, and why it was wrong. I knew I was guilty of pointing out Dad’s bad manners. I also acknowledged that pointing out his offense was a worse offense than anything he had done. With this knowledge I would change my behavior. Isn’t that the point? Dad forgave me, and we never spoke of it again.
Day 1 of the 3 day Quote challenge. Combined with today’s prompt. Is that cheating?
I was nominated by Bee Organized with Pamela, who invites us into her life and gives helpful tips for reorganizing everything. We only met recently. New friends is one of the joys of blogging.
According to the rules, I nominate three bloggers to participate.
Today I nominate:
Peaceful Journey, who do to a communication already published her day one.
Happy Read. Two days to go.