I guess I see this blog as the sounding board for whatever odd and random stuff that is going on in my head. I guess I should apologize to all of you unsuspecting readers who are subjected to this rambling that I do.
I hope my apology is accepted.
That being said, why is it that when something is revealed to you or told to you or you find out not-previously-known information, it seems so very crystal clear. I know the old adage about hindsight and all but this is more than that. Say, for instance, someone tells you that you have been acting in a way that might hurt someone else’s feelings. You had not realized at all before that what you were doing might be hurtful to someone else, you were totally oblivious to it. Yet, when some particular person steps forward, says to you that “X” is hurting someone’s feelings, it is crystal clear to you that, yes, it would be hurtful and yes, that person DID have a reason to be hurt by it. And yet again, had you not been told, you might possibly have never realized that you were hurting someone else, someone very close to you, whether you meant to or not.
And why is it that sometimes you say something and the moment the words are off the end of your tongue you KNOW it was phrased badly or said wrongly and subject to be taken in a completely different manner than which it was intended?
Yes, yes, I know that we are all only human and I’m content with and satisfied by that most days. But, some days it just baffles me that we can’t see things – very obvious things – before they happen, before it is too late to hurt someone. Luckily, most times, the damage is reparable or, at least, we hope that it is.
Perhaps this is a “live and learn” thing or a “think before you speak” thing or perhaps it is just a clue that we really do have to look harder, more intently and with more understanding to really get a crystal-clear view of things.
No picture or inspiration tonight… just leaving you with my thoughts.