"An umpire’s mistake had cost him a place in baseball legend. But the really important part of the story happened afterwards. When he caught the ball and stepped on the bag, Galarraga thought, for a split second, he had the perfect game — then he saw the umpire’s “safe” signal. And then . . . . he smiled.
When you mess up. Confess it. Don’t blame anybody else. Don’t make excuses. Own up to it. Admit it. And ask forgiveness. And here’s the second part of the lesson: when someone wrongs you and then confesses it and seeks your forgiveness, forgive him."