“Don’t worry about it, it was just a mistake.”
It was one of those apocalyptic days when the weather was uncomfortably hot in western Canada.
In addition to the discomfort, he was exhausted.
He longed for a cold shower so he could get refreshed and relax for a while before hitting the bed for a fulfilling night rest.
He picks his towel; lo and behold, it was soaked!
Not this night, he felt a bit agitated.
Lucas! Lucas!! What happened to my towel?
He strained his ears to listen to what his six-year-old on the main floor had to say about that.
“Don’t worry about it, dad!”
Don’t what? He must have heard wrong.
Then he heard his wife say, “Don’t say that to your dad. You need to explain what happened to him.”
“Lucas, come here!”
“I said, what happened to my towel?”
Lucas shows up and was unperturbed.
“I said, ‘don’t worry about it, it was just a mistake'”
Anthony looked at the young lad and even though he felt he deserved to get upset, his stern face dissolved into a smile.
He couldn’t help it.
He really could not comprehend it. The boy knew he did something wrong but was just not disturbed and yes, Dad should not be worried as well since it was a mistake.
What’s all the fuss over a mistake anyway?
What does it hurt to pick up lessons from a mistake hurriedly and move on!?
Well, as we head into the next phase of our new normal, perhaps that’s a timely question for us to consider.
The day, week, month, year, business plan, relationship… may have ended up completely opposite to what we planned and desired.
But what if we adopt the mind of a child and not make a fuss over a mistake?
Let’s be like Lucas.
Handle your mistake like a child.
Lord, bless their souls!
Written by Dapo Bankole.
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