Feel Good. Feel Happy. Stop Saying Sorry

Please watch this video first before reading the post:

This  video is part of the Pantene’s #shinestrong campaign which is part of Pantene’s Shine Strong Fund in partnership with the American Association of University Women. It calls attention to how the apology is too often used as a crutch and a way to downplay female power. Well it’s about time we as females should stop saying sorry.

I am so guilty of this. here are some examples of me saying the S word:

  • I say sorry to my daughter when she does something wrong and I’m the one who did nothing.
  • I say sorry when people walk into me. Even If it really wasn’t my fault.
  • In the week, I apologized for the pasta I thought was overcooked, yet my husband said it was perfect. Not sure why I said sorry for that.

So as you can see, it becomes rather pointless why we apologize for things that were not in our control. I also know that I do it to preserve the peace. I had an epiphany: I apologized when people are having a bad day. I say sorry on behalf on the person who didn’t say sorry. Yes, I said sorry to a friend who was disappointed at another friend. (Huh?)

So you can see where this is going? It’s a little crazy in my honest opinion.

I have no pride that keeps me from saying sorry. In fact I think that if I did anyone wrong, I’d like to know because then I understand what I’m apologizing for, instead of saying it in vain.

Pursue to stop saying sorry if it’s not needed. There is something called compromise. Meaning that if you need to:

Try changing the words “I’m sorry” to “pardon me” or “excuse me”. This will help you to consciously think about why you’re saying sorry and to only use these phrases for their appropriate situations.

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Stop apologizing and start living. You have nothing to be sorry about if you did nothing wrong. Yet, If you did, it’s only fair that the person that you have offended speak up and make you aware that an apology is need to provide a solution to the problem.

Sincerely Sue

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About the Author

Founder of the Just Pursue It Blog and Inspirational Women Initiative. I interview women from around the world to share their story of inspiration and hope. I'm a Motivational writer and Media designer, who is obsessed with everything Inspirational with a hint of Geek. Thrives on spreading everything Positive and enjoys the company of Fabulous Motivational people. Inspired by people with beautiful hearts. Loves Design, Interviews, Doing talks, Product Reviews, Fashion, Technology, Good food, Music and Creativity. Also adopted the role as "New Mom".

Spiritual Upliftment: Feel good by shining your Light

Sue Faith Levy_Let your shine

I had to learn to Shine my light, I am happy with who I am. I love who I have become after overcoming the tough times. I cant stop smiling because I am my own Light, and I intend to shine at every chance I get.

As people, we go tough times that can actually make you so sick literally. Trust me I know all about it. I know all about your soul being tarnished and your heart being broken into 10 000 pieces.

I’m not the mistakes that I have made or any of the things that caused me pain
I am not the pieces of the dream I left behind – India Arie

When going through the process of healing, what you need to do is first accept the problem. Thats the hardest part. Only after making peace with all your mistakes, then the healing begins.

I learnt how to unleash my inner goddess. Once again I could look into a mirror without tears, I could smile back at myself with the thought that “I made it and I can stand confidently as a woman who found my faith all over again” These days I laugh louder, I share my light with the world by speaking about my truth. I have grown leaps and bounds and I’m proud of it, I think we all should be after overcoming hardships.

You may not be strong, but keep in mind that GOD is stronger. You might not be tough but GOD is tougher. You might have answers, but you have your FAITH.

So may ask me “How do I all my light to shine?”

My answer is simple: Just be you, and be better than the person you were yesterday and everything will fall into place.

WIth that being said. I was blessed with this song below. Thank you to my friend Rupasha for introducing me to this song. It’s truly beautiful. I’m dedicating this to all who have overcome the toughest of times, those who have healed their broken hearts and most of all, those who allow their light to shine.

Why? Because you are worth all the happiness that comes your way.

Sincerely Sue

Ps. Sing along to the lyric video 🙂 It’s such a feel good song.

About the Author

Founder of the Just Pursue It Blog and Inspirational Women Initiative. I interview women from around the world to share their story of inspiration and hope. I'm a Motivational writer and Media designer, who is obsessed with everything Inspirational with a hint of Geek. Thrives on spreading everything Positive and enjoys the company of Fabulous Motivational people. Inspired by people with beautiful hearts. Loves Design, Interviews, Doing talks, Product Reviews, Fashion, Technology, Good food, Music and Creativity. Also adopted the role as "New Mom".