While a previous post was about being petty when it comes to voting this one is more personal and it is about the friendships that you may lose over minor things. Someone loses their friends all too often when it comes to relatively minor things. Of course this robs you of a life long friendship and what that could be for you. Is it worth losing a friend because of pettiness, or do you fight to keep your friendship?
Across all walks of life people are losing their friendships over relatively minor things. Sometimes it’s a simple misunderstanding and you don’t take the time to clear things up. Other times it may be some things that you disagree on that aren’t major in the scheme of things. While these minor things may not seem so minor to you or to your friend it should be seen as minor to your friendship. What ever this minor thing that caused the disagreement is not going to be as valuable as your friendship has the potential to be.
Can you imagine a pair of old friends out there who go on trips and chase down the last few items on their bucket list together. They sit back an enjoy the view and think back to the time they had the dumbest argument; they can’t even remember what it was about but know that they would not have made this trip if they had the the disagreement go on. Now you may not go out on a bucket list trip with your friends but, you can be there for each other in those times when you need a friend. This potential is lost often times in the heat of the moment. But you don’t have to lose the potential for a life long friendship.
Be mindful even if it is difficult in those heated moments. Think and ask yourself if this issue is worth losing a friendship over, and what can you do to come to terms and fix it. Now, this may take some doing on both of your parts but, if you take the time to find the right place to meet in your disagreement. It could be admitting you are wrong or it could be that maybe it is better to choose to be kind rather than to be right. Anyway you do it is right for you. Forgiveness can go a long way.
So while the last post was about petty difference in politics this one was about friendship. Don’t let those small arguments ruin your friendship. You never know what you will lose when you lose your friend. Take your time and come to an understanding. Most of all forgive mistakes.