gratitude, not negativity

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My daughter posted this on Facebook and it moved me deeply. (Thanks for sharing, Bear!)
I have recently realized how often I apologize. I’ve become aware of it specifically in my lula transactions. If there’s confusion with a customer or another consultant, I begin my correspondence with ‘I’m sorry’ and have to stop myself.
Most of the time, there’s not even any reason for me to apologize!
I must do it more frequently in daily life but not notice it.

What a beautiful way to create a shift in yourself. In the world around you.
I am going to begin this expression of gratitude not negativity straight away! I’m going to alter my own way of thinking. My own way of being in this world.
I will stop apologizing when it isn’t necessary.
I will focus on my gratitude.
I will change my own world.
I love love love this!

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  1. Here in England we apologise all the time for things that aren’t our fault, it’s a way of life and a means of oiling the wheels of interpersonal interactions. But, I admire you for being determined not to go on apoligising for no good reason. In America, I don’t think many apologise and mean it, so perhaps you should only apologise if you have actually done something wrong.
    Your daughter seems a very ‘together’ young lady.
    Thank you for sharing.
    ❤ ❤ ❤

    • My daughter is quite an amazing and ‘together’ young woman, thank you, Jack.
      You’re right about Americans not meaning it when they apologize. That’s why I won’t teach children to apologize. There are few worse things than and empty apology. No child should say, “I’m sorry.” until they actually understand remorse. There are better ways of teaching children how to ‘make things better’ if they’ve hurt someone or done something wrong.
      I will no longer apologize for not doing anything wrong. I’m going to work at expressing my gratitude.
      Of course, I’m almost never late, so I’ll be thanking people for other things besides waiting for me. 😉

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