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# 13 / 40 – April 2008

A Simple Mistake.                      

A simple mistake.

My friend Käthe did something recently that was so impressive, I need to share it with you.

Käthe had brought her son over for a play date at our house. Her husband, Jeffery, stopped in for a quick visit, and then he went to work. Inadvertently, Jeffery took both his car keys and her car keys when he left.

None of us realized this until Jeffery was already at work an hour and a half away.

Käthe left him a message telling him of his error, but she didn’t shame him, hold it over his head, or let it ruin her day.

Instead, she spent the whole day with Jane, Emmett, and me.

She didn’t talk about him behind his back.

“It was a simple mistake,” she said.

We should all give others (and ourselves) the dignity of not being perfect.

With love,


Rabbi Brian

A web version of this article is available here.
This article was also posted at Street Prophets where it received a few comments.

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