On the other hand, nobody is perfect. I still think of all the wrong / stupid things I’ve done in my life. I think the best way to make things right is to make amends- and better late than never!
We once had a customer who felt so guilty shoplifting from us, that she turned herself in retroactively- confessing to multiple incidents. I knew that even though she gave us no money for the things she had stolen, she paid a steep price for them. And, it was very easy to forgive her.
I once had to call a customer who we caught on film stealing from us. I called her and told her we knew what she did and that we would call the police if she ever showed up in a MOM’s again. Her response was not denial, but instead I was surprised when she simply said “Thank you.” It was easy to forgive this woman, too.
To help guide me to do the right thing, I tell myself- “Do the NEXT right thing.” If I always do the next right thing, then I will live a good life.