Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The Cab Ride
"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these." ~ Dr. Robert H. Goddard Posting a copy of an email that has been circulated before. It is still worth the read and a moment of reflection. I am not proud of myself today. I was very upset with hubby today. He let a stranger into our house to nose around and look at things on the flimsy premise that our dog had gotten loose. He let her wander around while he went room to room to find the dogs. He doesn't comprehend how he should not do this under any circumstances. I know he is lonely all day, but he can't seek the companionship of a stranger. He does not always think of the consequences of his actions. I was very vocal in my displeasure and I'm not proud of my words. Harsh words can not be unspoken. I have to marvel at the progress he has made since the seizures and the strokes and there are moments when his words come out all wrong. For instance, he asked me where to put the bag of "fire rocks"? "Fire rocks?" Oh, you mean the charcoal....please put it in the garage, dear. It is better than him grunting and pointing which is what I had to interpret a few months ago. So, while my words were not acceptable, my apology was very sincere.