There was a young gal that I worked with that said “I’m sorry” way too much.
She was sorry for everything!
When I got in her way she said SHE was sorry.
When other people were having a bad day she said SHE was sorry.
There are very obvious times when a person needs to say they are sorry such as…
…if you step on someone’s toes and hurt them then an “I’m sorry I didn’t see you and hurt you by accident” is in order out of courtesy, etc. but for everything else how about saying…
If you’re late how about “Thank you for waiting so patiently for me”.
Instead of “Sorry I’m in such a bad mood” how about…
….”Thank you for loving and caring about me when I’m not at my best”.
And rather than saying “I’m so sorry I messed this up” say…
…”Thank you for your understanding. I’ll get this fixed as soon as I can”.
What do you think that little shift in words will do?
It will cause a shift in how you think about yourself.
We all have those thoughts that make us feel bad about ourselves.
We beat ourselves up over every little thing we do…
…and then continue to dwell on it for days maybe even years.
How about feeding your soul with kindness.
Let yourself know that you are a wonderful, kind, caring person.
Once you replace “sorry” with “Thank You”…
…you will now be giving out gratitude rather than negativity.
Even that seemingly small shift will make a difference in how you view yourself and strengthen relationships with others.
Try it for 21 days.
What do you have to lose?
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