Returning Unconditional Love
--by TheakstonCat, posted Apr 9, 2009
I was thinking the other day, I had been very short tempered with my lovely partner, who didn't deserve it, just because I was stressed about something at work.
I stomped about the house and eventually flounced out saying I was going to the library, without a backward glance or asking if there was anything I could pick up for my loved one. I suddenly realised that I had spent all day with virtual strangers (I am a Work Based Tutor and visit different companies daily ) to whom I had been polite, courteous, 'smiley' and generally a jovial person. I did not mention my work worries and nobody guessed I was feeling particularly stressed and unhappy but, I managed to hurt the one person who deserved it least, the person who would have given me a hug and let me have a moan.
On my way back from the library I began to feel guilty and anguished. When I got home I gave my lovely partner a big hug and an apology. In the future, I will try to treat him with the same respect I would give a colleague or a stranger. I know we hurt the ones we love because we can. Because they will forgive us and accept us inspite of how we behave. But, unconditional love should be returned - unconditionally!