"Mistakes are a part of life.  It is response to the error that counts."  -Nikki Giovanni

If I'm really honest, I don't want to make any mistakes. 
Don't get me wrong, I know that I do and will make mistakes.  
I just have to resist the temptation to PRETEND like I didn't or don't.  

Does anyone like to admit when they've made a mistake?  I don't think so.  Even when people are supposedly owning their mistake, the unsavory aroma of blame and justification are present, which tends to negates the whole admitting-that-you-made-a-mistake thing, right? 

Today I am thinking why do we justify our mess?  We know it's mess...
But because it's OUR mess, we protect it...  

Today, I am changing my mind about making mistakes.  I want to see them as a necessary part of life, embrace the lesson each mistake contains, respond to my error appropriately and move forward with love and grace.  

I no longer want to justify my mess.  

Mistakes (no matter how big or small) will happen and I will respond with a contrite heart.  How many lingering apologies are above our heads?  Apologies that we know we need to make, but for some ridiculous reason (PRIDE) we refuse.  Or has pride become such a habit that we never apologize to anyone for anything for any reason?  

Whenever I make mistakes (and I WILL), I want to own my mistake (without the yuckiness of blame or justification) and respond to my error responsibly, appropriately and as soon as I know I am wrong. 

Who's with me?

*tap tap* Is this thing on? 


  1. it's on baby! what's the question? do i have to tell a mistake? wait no, thank goodness. YES I"M WITH YOU. MOVING ON. It's the only way to go.

  2. WoopWoop! Let's do it!!! ;D

  3. You are so on with everything you had to say. It is amazing how often we can say we are sorry or that we made a mistake, then try to justify why we did it. I want to be more like Jesus when He said a house divided against it's self cannot stand. We all need to work on getting rid of our divided self. Eventually we will find ourselves being thankful for seeing our mistakes and know that we are a work in progress. And we can rejoice that when light comes there is no room for darkness to stay.(ww)

  4. Love this Sharita! Great post and I completely agree. The faster we fail, the faster we learn and become wiser.


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