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25th Feb, 2022

When I started using a pen in my primary school, and I made a mistake, I would try hard to erase it before submitting it to my teacher.

Sometimes, I used a chalk to clean my mistake but it used to re-appear later.

So I began to use saliva, it worked at times, but only to leave holes in my books.

My teachers then used to punish me for being outrageously dirty.

But I used to wonder, all I had tried to do was to cover my error.

One day, a kind hearted teacher  called me aside and he said,

“Anytime you make a mistake, just cross it and move on” .

He further added, “Trying to erase your mistakes would only damage your book to nothing.”

I told him in protest that I don’t want people to see my mistake.

My loving teacher laughed and said “Trying to erase your mistake will make more people know about your mess and that stigma will be for life”.

A great lesson indeed.

Have you made some mistakes in life? 

Don’t expose yourself as a result of trying to cover your mistakes.

A mistake should be our teacher, not our undertaker.

A mistake is a delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end.

Better things are ahead of you.

Don’t try to erase your mistakes, learn your lesson from it, then just cross it over, move on and stay blessed forever.