a man apologized to me today. he said that he had been just sick about the "incident" between us and i did my best to forgive him. in truth i had already forgiven him in my heart but i had needed to speak with him to process our dispute formally. there would be no real processing though because we had each regretted that our encounter had ended the way that it did.
a man looked me flat in the face today and respectfully, thoughtfully, honestly proved how big a man he is. his vulnerability and respect for relationships impressed me. how seriously he takes the modelling of an example for young people will keep me impressed no end.
this is a true human. he deserves my respect and he has it. he's the bigger man.