Just recently I made a judgement call in my mind about someone. I was frustrated at a choice that they made and wondered why they were so stubborn on always doing the same behavior. I realized a few days later that what I thought, about this person wasn't true. And even though this person had done this same type of thing before, they didn't this time and my judgement was not only wrong... but not necessary. A true friend needs to help and support, not speculate or judge. I felt sorry about the what I had done and then realized how that would have made me feel, if someone would have judged me like that...not very good. So I am sorry and I am trying to learn my lesson. I have enough on my plate, that truly I shouldn't have the time to worry or judge others like that. When I realized what I had done, I remembered this great story about judging. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Good night
The Cookie Thief
A woman was waiting at the airport one night,
With several long hours before her flight.
She hunted for a book in the airport shop,
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.
She was engrossed in her book, but happened to see,
That the man beside her, as bold as could be,
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag between,
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene
She read, munched cookies, and watched the clock,
As the gustly “cookie thief” diminished her stock
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I’d blacken his eye!”
With each cookie she took, he took one too.
When only one was left, she wondered what he’d do.
with a smile on his face and a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie and broke it in half.
He offered her half, and he ate the other.
She snatched it from him and thought, “Oh brother,
This guy has some nerve, and he’s also so rude,
Why, he didn’t even show any gratitude!”
She had never known when she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief when her flight was called.
She gathered her belongings and headed for the gate,
Refusing to look at the “thieving ingrate”.
She boarded the plane and sank in her seat,
Then sought her book, which was almost complete.
As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise.
There were her bag of cookies in front of her eyes!
“If mine are here,” she moaned with despair.
“Then the others were his and he tried to share!”
Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief!!!!
"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."
"Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut." -Robert Newton Peck