Our family, friends and people of influence have always told us to be kind and respectful to others. Usually one of the first things that our parents teach us is ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and ‘sorry’. And for some reason the ‘sorry’ lesson seems the hardest to learn. But learn we did and with some prodding and setting aside our pride we are usually good at saying sorry.
However, there is some of us that are too quick at saying sorry. You apologize if someone else bumps into you, you apologize when you feel like you take up too much space, or say too much or do too much. Your apologies are innate; sometimes you may not even realize that you are apologizing unless someone points it out to you.
One thing I want to let everyone know is that sometimes, you don’t have to be sorry. You are enough, you are brave and you are not a mistake. You don’t have to shrink down to make someone else look better. You don’t have to say sorry for existing. So try to recognize in your life when you are apologizing for nothing and correct that behavior, always remember to fill the space that you take up.