Wow! I am sitting snuggled up with my Sonnet and Abigail, and we just had an amazing discussion on mistakes, apologies, forgiveness, and atonement. We stumbled on the conversation as part of our Wonder of the Day. We learned about the High Holy Days of Judaism, and discussed personal evaluation, relationship building, relationship mending, and why giving an honest apology may become difficult. What a great mom moment! This also gave us an interesting opportunity to compare some similarities between our faith and that of other religions. For instance, we observe a day of fast at least once a month, and although this may seem uncommon to many people, many religions also observe fast days – Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, to name a few. I like finding opportunities to compare similarities because I hope my children will appreciate human beings from all walks of life and treasure them for their strengths and show grace and respect for their differences or weaknesses, as we hope others will do for us. What a great day! I hope yours has moments of light, reflection, and connection with those you love, too! To check out the conversation lead, visit Wonderopolis @ http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/can-you-erase-all-of-your-mistakes/.
I am sorry!