Blog 2646 – 01.26.2023
The old joke goes, “I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.” Could it be possible that even our mistakes are a part of a divine plan? I think so, for how often in this life wrong turns have turned out to be right. “I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see” are familiar lyrics to us all.
The above artist’s quote speaks to inspiration in error. Instead of being paralyzed by the fear of making mistakes, bemoaning them, or trying to pretend that we never made one we should as in all things look for the divine gift in them. We are meant to learn from our mistakes and when we do we learn to see them for what they are sacred in nature and gifts from on high.
The best parents know that one if not the greatest gift we can give to our children is the freedom to make their own mistakes. It is sometimes a hard lesson to learn, yet a divine one and the reason most of us are better grandparents than we were parents or at least we hope to be.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
The Stupids – I’m My Own Grandpa