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  • Writer's pictureGina Stinson

Days of Thanks Day 20

We live in a broken world. It doesn’t take a genius to see the hurt and heartache all around us—some of which we inflict on ourselves and some we inflict on others. We can be our own worst enemy at times.

But there is a real beauty when hurt people reconcile with each other. When mending of friendships and showing love toward each other becomes a priority. When both sides can humble themselves and acknowledge the wrongdoings, the pain caused and the damage done. When people can be responsible for their part in the hurt, then reconciliation can happen.

Apologies mean something. When sincerely spoken, an apology says, “I’m sorry. I was wrong.” “It’s my fault, please forgive me.” The apology exchange can be a beautiful moment in the process of healing.

I’m thankful for reconciled relationships. Making things right between each other is important to growing and learning to do life together. The generousity of a person is no greater demonstrated than in their ability to give and receive forgiveness.

What are you thankful for today?

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