Room For Mistakes

Many months ago I went into a McDonald's after exercising. I know those two don't really go together. I was not really paying attention when I entered the rest room. Not seeing the urinal I used a stall. As I was washing I thought how strange this McDonald's does not have a urinal. Thats when it hit me, I entered the wrong rest room. I exited very quickly. Thank God I did not meet anyone in there. Could you imagine what would have happened if I came out of the stall and meet a woman or a child. I probably would not be able to convince anyone that it was a mistake.

This got me thinking one of the problems with the our society today is that there is less room for people to be wrong, make mistake, or goof up. I am not talking about intentional bad actions. If someone on purpose breaks a rule then they need to suffer the consequences of their action. However, we really need to be relaxed understand that people make mistakes without realizing it and not be so hard on people when they do. None of us do everything correctly all the time. We need to give people a little benefit of doubt. Make room in your life for other people to be wrong.