First to apologize. First to forgive. First to forget.
As a kid, I really wish I had known how to fight for being first in line for these privileges.
The whole apology thing could have saved me years of guilt and shame.
If I could have known it was okay to admit I made a dumb mistake when my kindergarten friend showed up at my house with a ginormous birthday gift for an imaginary birthday party which I accidentally invited her to…
Instead, I crafted an elaborate cover-up to hide my embarrassment over her embarrassment.
She never spoke to me again and I didn’t forgive myself for over a decade.
Maybe learning to be first in line for these three skills should have been the first thing we learned in the first grade.