DP Daily Prompt: Favorite Mistake
Is there a mistake you’ve made that turned out to be a blessing– or otherwise changed your life for the better? Tell us about it.
Usually mistakes are never welcome because they can change one’s life for good, sometimes they are a blessing in disguise.
Before going to London, my sister gave two dollars each to our younger siblings. All the younger ones bought snacks and ate them, one of my brothers spent the money to play a crossword puzzle. When he saw the siblings were enjoying the snacks he felt terrible, he deprived himself was the only thought in his mind, he came to me and expressed his remorse for wasting the money on a crossword puzzle. I consoled him and said, “It’s okay maybe next time you’ll buy snacks instead of wasting your money.”
We forgot about this incident my brother recovered from this loss and he was his usual self joking and laughing, perhaps he still felt hurt inwardly but you couldn’t tell from his expression.
A few days later my mother handed us the newspaper, we always quarreled with each other,who’d read the news first, the paper changed hands and finally landed in my younger brother’s hand, his first reaction was to check the crossword puzzle result, he started checking the correct words with those he filled in, one at a time he found his answers were correct, when he came to the last one, he noticed it also matched his entry, it was difficult for him to believe he had an all correct entry, he kept rubbing his eyes and checking, after checking several times he realized he did have an all correct entry.
There were three all correct entries and he was one of them. He was very generous he shared part of the money with everyone in the family.
It changed my brother’s life, he saved the money and used it for his education.
Thank you for sharing this experience of mistakes being what they do not appear to be. How true it is that they often bring unseen gifts!
All good wishes,
It certainly helped him, though he didn’t know at first,thanks Robert.
Wow! There is definitely the theme of instant versus delayed gratification here.
Yes Noah I couldn’t have said it better.Thank you.
Wow mashaAllah that’s a beautiful experience. It just shows that we never know what is ahead. Nothing ever happens in vain. ❤
Sometimes we don’t remember what we overuse but I certainly remembered about our friend.