🎾 Lessons from the NET 🎾
The biggest lesson that I learned last year on the tennis court was to learn to FORGIVE.
I had a bad experience in a match - where the opponent got very angry and was rude to me multiple times. Loudly. This had happened some years before - the last time we had played. My opinion back then was that poorly behaved people should be banished from tennis. Chucked off of the leagues. But this time I had a much different mindset.
After the match - I made a conscious decision to FORGIVE HER. I didn't try to understand why she behaved that way. I didn't call her to shout at her. I didn't report her. I didn't wish her ill will. I just simply decided to send her LOVE as my soul sister.
A couple of weeks passed by and I bumped into her (as I often do). I smiled and said, "Hi". And then something AMAZING happened. SHE APOLOGIZED FOR HER BEHAVIOR.
I readily accepted it. And it was over.
But here's the thing - I didn't need her to say sorry - I had already opened my heart up to her - I didn't put walls up to "protect" myself. I already felt genuine LOVE for her. (AND by the way - I had unknowingly also done something that came across as "gamesmanship" which had elevated her anger towards - me by telling her several weeks earlier that I wasn't playing that match - and then showing up - OMG!!!) Ladies of tennis - let's UNITE in love. Forgive those who have hurt you, shouted at you, cheated, gossiped, lied, kicked you off their team, or any host of different things. Life is really beautiful and you can't be in dismay at people AND in gratitude at the same time. Let's all CHOOSE LOVE and have more fun in our lives.
Remember - there will be times too where YOU will be bestowed the same grace. Because if you are human - you too will screw up! Смотреть полностью