Monkey jumped gleefully onto Shark’s back and they swam all day. It wasn’t until later that Monkey noticed how far they’d strayed from shore.
It was then Shark disclosed his grandfather was sick and the only cure was to eat a monkey's heart.
Fear coursing through her, Monkey knew she needed to play it cool. She told Shark she’d love to help but unfortunately she’d left her heart in her home tree.
Shark swam to shore so Monkey could retrieve her heart. From her tree she told Shark she wished him well but they wouldn’t be spending time together anymore.
The next day she chopped down her tree and built a boat. As Monkey sailed over sparkling waters she passed Shark. She waved but kept it moving.
How can we set boundaries with someone who has caused harm, or who we’ve outgrown, without criminalizing them in the process
Like Monkey, we can practice forgiveness from afar while still honoring our boundaries.
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