The phone rang just now and I almost didn't want to answer. This person was one of the last people I expected to call me. When we last spoke, I felt dumped and depressed. That day and the previous 3 months were like walking on eggshells. I tried over and over to make everything run smoothly, but at the end of the day I wasn't surprised at the outcome.
Fast forward to over 2 years later and that same person is calling me. In the cobwebs of my brain I wondered why my phone was ringing. Could it be they were ready to make amends? Or could it be something else?
The funny part of this is that I was just looking at their name not an hour before the phone rang. Karma works in mysterious ways!
Answering the phone I acted like I didn't know the caller by not greeting them by name. The nice voice on the other end of the line introduced themselves and for some reason the phone clicked dead. Weird!
So I looked at my phone and called them back. After about ten seconds I realized why they called. The Mrs. had blown a gasket with me over two years ago for no apparent reason. For the life of me I couldn't manage the situation becuase I felt blind to the reason for the emotion.
In either case, the caller proceeded to apologize, asking for forgiveness. What could I do but agree that forgiveness was in order and that this caller truly meant well. She realized she had been selfish and had treated me in the wrong manner.
Forgiveness is something that doesn't always come easy, but is the best outcome. If we can resolve anger, forgive the other person and move on, then we've both won!
You never know, but I'm a firm believer in What Goes Around Comes Around!