100 Word Challenge: Sorry

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This time next week, 2017 will be underway and New Year Resolutions will already be broken.

I stopped making Resolutions a long time ago. They became reasons to feel bad about myself when, for whatever reason – good or bad – I couldn’t fulfill my promises.

Instead of making a list of things I wanted to “stop” doing, I tried making lists of things I wanted to “begin” doing. That too became self-defeating.

Still, the start of a new years seems the perfect opportunity to make changes.

I saw this screen capture of a Tumbler thread posted on Facebook recently. I like the idea of replacing negativity with positivity. Not that I won’t apologize when it’s needed. I’m not the least bit reticent with apologies if I have wronged someone, but I think those receiving will appreciate a “thank you,” as much or more than an “I’m sorry.”

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Perhaps if I’m more focused on projecting a more positive attitude, I will also be more cognizant of avoiding any actions that would warrant an apology.

“If I’ve done anything I’m sorry for, I’m willing to be forgiven” ~ Edward Noyes Westcott

This week’s word is:

Sorry

What to do:

Using “sorry” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

24 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Sorry

  1. I absolutely agree with the idea to turn things from all negatives to positives. It’s been something I’ve been working on for several years now. I still fall, but more times than not the times I have to pick myself back up and work on it again are getting (mostly) fewer and farther between, and the lows I have now are often better than the highs I used to have. It feels so good to remember that this journey I’ve been on for some at least 4 if not 5 years now is getting better and better every day.

    I like my job because there are so many times not only to I reach out and being encouraging or helpful to a member, but they tell me things or say things back to me that encourage me, too. Like the lady today or tomorrow who thanked me for my service (I was only in for 8 months), and insisted that I deserved recognition because even tho I went a different direction in my life (I was only in that long because I met my soon to be ex husband and we had our family), I made a go at it. It’s probably my biggest regret (if I have any, which I prefer not to because whatever thing it is I might regret, it was what I felt was the right choice for me at the time), but it is something I’m proud of, and I thank goodness every day that I’m now in a place where I get to serve and help those who DID continue past that point, and their families 😀

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  2. This is not on my blog Voinks.Wordpress.com as I’ve already posted my usual weekly short story but I couldn’t resist the challenge. Hope it’s OK to post here. Sorry! 😀

    I should have tried harder to have your dinner hot and on the table as soon as you walk through the door. It’s my fault the house isn’t spotless even if I have been out working all day. It’s my responsibility to pay the rent even if you have taken the money from my purse to go drinking.
    Even if I apologise it doesn’t make it up to you. I shouldn’t get you angry so you have to beat some sense into me.
    I’m sorry I’m not good enough for you. I’m leaving so you can find someone better. Sorry.

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  3. I’m getting bariatric surgery in the beginning of 2017, so a resolution to get healthier will be significantly easier than it usually would be. Still, I’m going to try to be more positive this year. As dark as I perceive the future will be for the next few years, I can still be a light.

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