Confession – Forgive and Forget

About 15 years ago I did something horrible…

It was about 11pm on a freezing, snowy winter night, and I was just leaving work.

I got in my car and started to drive out of the parking lot when I saw a girl from work. She had a flat tire, and was down on her hands and knees in the snow with a lug-wrench trying to change it herself.

I didn’t particularly like this girl. She was mean to me at work. She spoke down to me, spread rumors, and went out of her way to make my shifts miserable.

So, I just drove off and let her change the tire herself. I’ve felt horrible ever since.

I’m sharing this story with you because:

  1. I want to publicly apologize. I made the wrong choice and it was selfish of me not to help when I had the time and resources to do so. Please forgive me.
  2. I’ve been holding onto this guilt burden for 15 years. I need to get it off my chest and move on from the things in life I can’t go back and change. Today I am forgiving and forgetting myself!
  3. I promise to never do it again. Doesn’t matter who you are or what wrong you’ve done, I’ll pull over and help you change your tire if I can.

Have a great Sunday everyone. I’m off to the dog park to run Coops!

– Joel


*Photo by Kenan Reed