As humans none of us are perfect and we all make mistakes. Sometimes on accident, sometimes on purpose. And occasionally sometimes those mistakes call for an apology. Whether or not we give one is completely another story.
Knowing I need to say “I’m sorry.” to someone gives that sinking feeling in my stomach because a true apology requires complete humility. It requires that I put aside any justification on my part, any of those pathetic, “I’m sorry if I offended you.” pseudo apologies and just say, “I’m sorry, I was wrong.” But when I finally do, I feel like I’m walking on air. I guess that is because a clear conscience is as the MasterCard commercial says, “Priceless.”
Do you need to make a sincere apology? What are you waiting for? Free yourself from the pain of a guilty conscience and just do it – say “I’m sorry.”
From time to time its good for us to TaKe StOcK of our life. Where we’ve been and where we’re going. What has worked and what has failed. What stays and what goes.
I find the end of the year is a good time for this. January one is synonymous with new BegiNniNgs. And here is the question I am pondering:
What OnE HaBiT (if I had it) would give the “biggest bang for the buck”?
Would that one habit be self-control/discipline, faithfulness, truthfulness, love, patience, kindness, diligence, perseverance, humility, better communication skills, or loyalty?
Chances are we all have that “oNe HaBiT” that (if we possessed it) would change the course of our life. If you have trouble coming up with an answer ask yourself where you have the most conflict in your life. It’s most likely in that area you could use some help. Maybe its money problems; relationship problems; low self-esteem issues; or problems in your thought life, personal life or spiritual life.
As 2011 comes to a close, take some time to take stock of your life. Are you headed down a path that will ultimately take you to your desired destination? It’s well worth the InTroSpeCtiOn.
What’s your “One Habit”?