Regular readers may remember my September 17 post regarding an unpleasant conversation with an outraged lefty.
Out of the blue, she phoned me today to apologize for being "self-righteous and disrespectful" in that discussion.
Wow! I have to give the lady full credit. That took some objective self-analysis, not to mention plain old-fashioned guts. I thanked her for her thoughtfulness. She was big enough to make the phone call. While we may never agree, I certainly respect her for that, and I told her so.
After our conversation, I thought about the way hardened ideas can evolve. One small, brave gesture at a time, greeted graciously on the receiving end, moving us all closer to a common goal.
Hope is an uplifting feeling.