Sometimes when you feel like you’re doing the right thing, it turns on you.
I did what I thought was the right thing recently. I reached out to someone from my past when I heard they had been in a serious car accident. Our friendship had ended in not a great way and while I do not regret ending the friendship, I still wanted them to know that I had heard about the accident and wished them a speedy recovery.
I was actually surprised to get a response to my email, and it was not a pleasant response. It just reconfirmed to me that I did the right thing by ending the friendship. If someone had reached out to me from my past to wish me a speedy recovery, I would like to think I’d reply with a thank you and leave it at that. But that’s just me. But then again, maybe I would reply the same way.
So did I do the right thing by sending out well wishes? In my eyes, yes. I wanted them to know I only wished them well. The response I got was a reflection on them, not me.
Sometimes we make hard decisions to do something without really knowing how it will work out in the end. I did what I felt was the right thing. They saw it a different way.
Life goes on. I will close my eyes tonight knowing that my mind is clear and my future is bright.