We all do it don’t we? We mess up. We err in judgment. We make a mistake. We hurt another person. My personal most dreaded…when I think I am so right and the other person is so wrong…then I find out I am the one who was so wrong and the other was so right.
What happens next?
We eat crow.
The ingredients:This How to Eat Crow Recipe came from a post at Toolbox.com and I love it so much I had to borrow it. You can read the original post at http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/matthewmoran/thoughts-on-graduating-commencement-and-how-to-cook-crow-51586
- 1 large realization that you screwed up
- A touch of guilt and remorse (just enough to prompt action, too much bitters the taste)
- 2 or 3 helpings of humility
- 1 honest apology to those hurt and let down including God
- 2 cups of change of direction (truth is only 1 cup is needed but you’ll go back and forth enough to drop some of this)
- 1 lofty standard you cannot reach but can strive for
- 5 or 6 heaping cups of grace
Season to taste then mix until soft enough to swallow and digest. It is sort of bitter going down but it does amazing things for your constitution.
Today’s SIMPLE SMILE IGNITER is to heal your soul and mend a relationship where you were the one who was wrong. Eating crow does not need to be such a bitter experience; life is full of learning and growth opportunities. Eating Crow is one of those growth opportunities and when this recipe is followed as written it will not taste so bad.