A lesson on forgiveness by Senator Malcolm Wallop

I could barely breathe the first time I met him. He had grey, wavy hair on the sides and back of his head, an "I don’t care that it’s receding" hairline and confident eyes bigger than the western skies.

The distinguished man shook my hand and sized me up. Before I had a chance to spit out one of my hilarious and rehearsed get-to-know-you quips, he put his other hand on my shoulder and asked me if I could help him with his computer.

That simple request foreshadowed one of my life’s greatest lessons on forgiveness.

That simple request was also the beginning of a treasured friendship with one of the most honorable men I’ve ever known.

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