A reminder for all of us: It’s okay to change our minds. It’s okay to see things differently than we did a decade ago, a year ago, or five minutes ago. It’s all right to realize and admit we were misinformed, bamboozled, sold a bill of goods, been the victim of bait and switch, placed our trust in the wrong hands, allowed our desperation and vulnerability to cloud our judgement, or simply had our heads up our asses and read everything wrong. It can happen to anyone.
Another reminder for all of us: When it happens to those we know, saying “I told you so” is far less kind than simply saying “I’m sorry you feel disappointed and betrayed.” Hugs help. Patronizing commentary and smug looks do not.
One last reminder for all of us: If we eat carrot cake for our evening meal, it’s not a lie to say we had “carrots and some other stuff” for dinner. This tidbit, though not related to the above paragraphs, just might come in handy someday, so keep it in mind. Please note that the same truthful reporting method can be applied to other meals: cookies for breakfast are “eggs and some other stuff,” loaded chicken nachos for lunch are “chicken, veggies, and some other stuff,” and a fresh from the stove bowl of chocolate pudding with sliced bananas and whipped cream before bed is “a banana, warm milk and some other stuff.” Please don’t misunderstand—I didn’t have carrot cake, cookies, loaded chicken nachos, or pudding today. I had berries, beans, tomatoes, and grapes. And some other stuff.
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