What defines who a person truly is? Everyone says actions speak louder than words, but what actions are the ones that truly define who a person is for real on the inside? We all make mistakes, everyone has laps in judgement. No one is perfect.
A person can't be judged solely upon one grand action, good or bad. A persons merit, and true character should be determined based upon their every day actions, and how they handle those moments when tough times are in front of them. Especially when they have done something to hurt someone else.
Someone of good character takes accountability for their mistakes, and faces the people they hurt. Cowering away, hiding, and avoiding consequences shows vial selfishness, complete lack of empathy, and blunt disregard for the well-being of another person. Actions like this speak the loudest. If you make a mistake own up to it. If you do something to hurt someone, apologize. Offer a solution to try and correct the mistake. Admitting you're wrong sucks, and yes getting dagger eyes, and yelled at is ungodly uncomfortable, but that's life. A person of good merit owns up to their actions, and faces the consequences. Don't run away, dodge calls, and tell lies until you're blue in the face to justify your deceitfulness.
Just because you run away from a "problem" or a "bad choice" doesn't mean that the affect it took on every one surrounding your went away. Sometimes you're not the only one who has to live with the results of your poor decisions.
My challenge for you today:
If you've ever made a mistake, and hurt someone unintentionally in the process, reach out to them, apologize. Truly ask for forgiveness. Maybe not for what you did, if you still believe it was the right thing to do. Apologize for hurting them, apologize for putting them in a bad position or for what ever it was that affected them negatively. Don't let your selfishness, and poor judgement blacken your soul. Don't let your fear of admitting your mistakes dirty your heart. Step into the light take responsibility for yourself. Mend the wounds.
Until Next time.
Peace Out Cub Scout