Last night I was in a situation where my friend said something that hurt me. Had I stopped and listened I would have resolved and moved on immediately. Instead I opened my mouth and took the discussion to a new and unnecessary level.
What I discovered is that my friend was struggling. He was drowning in a sea of overwhelming pressures regarding his love, health, finances, work, kids. He was beat down when came to me. He needed his friend. I wasn’t there in the way I should have been. I was worried about my surgery that was happening in a few hours. This is life though. Bad stuff isn’t sequential….life happens in parallel. Even though I had my own ish I should have been silent and listened. I cannot change what is done but I am working hard to grow and evolve.