I was trying too hard to be funny in my post yesterday, and in so doing, I poked fun at one whom I shouldn't have. YEKIMI told me in the comments that this person had much going for him until he was injured in a car accident. He knew whom I was talking about because we both shop at this particular place of business.
Having two siblings who are mentally handicapped, a daughter who teaches special education at one school and one of my best friends, a reader of this blog, who teaches special ed at another, I could not leave this post up with a clear conscience.
Reconnecting with many of my friends from high school on Facebook has taught me a lot about forgiveness. Among those I have chatted with are a guy whom I did not treat well in the 8th grade. We were able to make peace and put this behind us. Another was a girl who this group I associated with treated her badly and one of the guys gave her a terrible nickname. She and I became real good friends during our senior year. She also said that she would check for the explanation so anyone who comments, please give Johanna a shout out.
And once again I find myself in need of some forgiveness.