Originally Posted by WebleyFosbery38
Sorry to hear that! Been there K, not the same, it was my fault, luckily my stupidity only caused the death of a great car and a giant tree! Me, my Cordoba and a huge Maple came t0ogether at 60 MPH! Metal plates a plastic eye socket and some permanently twisted bones are reminders. Had the dreams for years after, I cant verbally recall that night 25 years ago but my dreams sure did and they were scary as hell. Every once in a while, I still have one...
We all make mistakes, and the best outcome is we learn from them. When we do, those lessons stick for a long time. Glad you made it through that WF.
The guy who hit me got a 5 to 10 year sentence for manslaughter, and was eligible for parole after 3 years of that sentence. About a week after he was released, he called me. I will tell you the 3 hardest words in the English language to say when something like that happens. "I forgive you." It took everything I had to say those words, but when I did it felt like a 10 to weight had been lifted off me.
He and I both will have to live with what happened that night for the rest of our lives. As hard as it is on me sometimes, I know that it has to be far worse for him. I can't imagine what his dreams are like, and i wish him well. From what I have heard he just celebrated his 19th year of sobriety ( I have a couple friends in AA that attend the same meeting he does on Tuesdays), and I think that when he makes it to 20 I will send him a card congratulating him on making it to that milestone.
Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, or to do the wrong thing for the right reason? If you do the wrong thing for the right reason, is it still the wrong thing?
Si vis pacem para bellum.
There are two ways of doing something. Right and again.
If you can't be good, be great at it.