On this snowy and kind of dreary Friday, I thought I would share some inspiration to hopefully brighten your day.
I was reading a pretty interesting article this morning about what happens when you stop saying sorry. If you are anything like me, you say sorry after too many statements. I say it when I turn down an invitation, when I feel like I am being an inconvenience to someone, when I ask someone for a favor, when I am running late and the list goes on.
Don’t get me wrong, saying sorry isn’t a bad thing. It’s the right thing to do when you actually mean it and it’s needed. For me, I use sorry as a filler or when I feel bad or guilty about something. Those are not the proper uses of the word.
In the article I read, simply replacing sorry with thank you helped change the outlook and perspective of the writer. She started feeling more empowered and confident. She also said she didn’t appear to be self-conscious or weak to others. I don’t know about you, but I have had a lot of people take advantage of me because I am so nice and accommodating, but also I think because I say sorry more than I say thank you. People tend to think they can get by with things. So with practice I am going to work on this. You can do it too!! We don’t have to feel guilty about asking someone for a favor or declining an invitation.
So if you are in the same or similar situation as me, let’s promise to work on this. Let’s start saying thank you more than sorry. Weare worthy of what we ask for and what we choose to do. Check out the original article here. It is a great read.
Hope you all are staying warm and safe today!!