Today’s Chicken Soup for the Soul Friday is by a young man named Rob.
“I had fallen out with a close friend and was not in touch with him for a while due to a misunderstanding. My perception of the situation was that he didn’t care enough to sort it out. I deleted his number from my phone thinking I’ll not hear from him.
After a long time, to my surprise, I received a text message asking me how I was and if I’d be willing to hang out with him when he’s back in town like the good ol’ days. I realized my perception of the situation and him was wrong and that perhaps we shouldn’t immediately come to a conclusion. I must also confess it was really nice to hear from him because I did miss him.”
It’s easy to build walls around us and become entangled in our own perceptions of a person or situation when it may not be like that at all. It’s not worth throwing away a valuable relationship or friendship over a misunderstanding.
So next time, that happens, pull out your phone and give them a ring or text. You’ll be glad you did 🙂
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* This blog post appeared originally on My Pure Intuition