"As much as possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all."
So you've had a huge fight with your family member. You are feeling the pain of the disagreement all the way down to your core. You're miserable, undoubtably, they are miserable as well.
You try to live peaceably, but sometimes despite your best effort, the wrong person comes at you at the wrong time and with what seems like unreasonable issues... and that's just it. The blowout. But now you're miserable.
Part of being peaceable and living peaceably with all, is being the one to initiate reconciliation. You know how you were laying in bed just thinking about every little thing and wishing that the other person would just come up to you and wrap you in their arms and offer you a heart felt apology? Why not let that person be you.
Does it really matter who is at fault? Wouldn't it be better if you were able to move on? Get life back to where it's supposed to be? Do you think you could be the hugger?
As much as it is possible... be the peacemaker...
What are your thoughts?
Elizabeth Bourgeret is a life coach, author and she is the creator of the teen life skills event called Total Truth Workshop and the Leading With Love Series of books, workshops and coaching.