Sunday, 28 June 2015

Learning to forgive

I know. Pretty deep topic, right?

But Friday was the last day of school, and probably the last day I’ll see my friend, Lightning until next year—so I thought I should get something off my chest.

I’ve been kind of mad at Lightning for about two weeks. It started during Track and Field practice. Everyone knows Lightning and I like to compete. We’re not “best friends” off the track, but we’re not enemies, either. For me, it’s always been about a little friendly competition.

So I guess I was a bit surprised when Coach Taylor yelled “Go!” and Lightning TRIPPED me. I fell flat on my face—I have the scabs to prove it! He says it was an accident, and instead of believing him, I’ve been festering anger.

Grandma says holding onto a grudge isn’t healthy. So, I’ve decided to forgive him, and not just because it was World Forgiveness Day on Friday, either. I just don’t want to go into the summer being…mad. And maybe it WAS an accident. I choose to believe it was.

Apparently Monday is World Hug Day. Grandma seems to think Lightning and I should “hug it out.” Um…no. I draw the line there! But I will be sure to pass around some hugs to my family. (And maybe a few of my friends…like Sophie!)

Gotta Jet! IWho should you think about forgiving?  And, if Friday was your last day of school, CONGRATULATIONS! Have a great summer!

— Chase Superman Duffy

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