I shoplifted...and got caught
I recently stole a pair of earrings that were about $5. The reason was peer pressure. I was caught and am sentenced to some kind of community service. I don’t what it is going to be. I really regret this and it’s all I can think about. I can’t sleep because I know I have ruined my life.
Dear Regretful Shoplifter,
Was this your finest hour? No. But you have not ruined your life. You made a mistake and got caught, and you now know that while it’s hard to resist peer pressure, it can be even harder when you give in. I’m sorry for your wrongdoing and for what you’re going through, but hang in there. In the big picture, this won’t be on your permanent record. So just promise yourself that your life of crime is behind you, OK?