Relief from pressure feels euphoric. In the moment.
Next morning, reality returns. Relief from pressure doesn’t solve underlying problems, it’s just relief.
Some things can’t be fixed, like footprints in concrete – permanent.
Many things can be changed – a keystroke, a word, a touch – can quickly change many things.
But others linger, don’t they?
No matter what is said or un-said, whatever amends of apologies you make, once that feeling is imprinted in someone’s mind it’s like that footprint some kid put in the concrete just minutes after the workmen left … and there it is, lasting as long as the concrete.
What kind of impressions are we making?
Soft, simple, easy to correct ones? Or the more permanent kind?