Is it just me or is this the most common word out of our mouths?
Why does this phrase have to be so common?
I’m not gunna lie.
When I was growing up I often heard, “Sorry isn’t good enough.” I often wonder if that is why I say Sorry for everything I do.
When I drop a penny on the ground.
When I am taking too long at the check-out counter of the food store because of my coupons.
When I change my mind in line at Starbucks from a green tea to a black tea.
When I can’t get my Metrocard to work on the Subway and the guy behind me looks like he’s going to bite my head off.
When I need an extra minute to decide when I want off the menu at a restaurant.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately and listening to myself say these words numerous times a day.
Have you ever counted how many times a day you say I’m Sorry?
Well, me neither.
But, honestly. I’m sure it’s a lot.
A whole lot.
Why do we do this?
Why is this phrase so commonly used? So easy to slip of the ol’ tongue? So ‘okay’ to say every second of every day?
So, I’ve decided to take a step back. To analyze Why I’m saying Sorry to every little itsy bitsy teeny weeny thing.
And starting taking more time for Me.
For my well being.
For Amie Jo.
Do I feel a bit selfish? Well, sure. But am I happy? You betcha.
And it’s bliss. Even at the most quiet, loneliest times in your life….if you just sit with yourself, reflect, breathe and let out all that air and huffy puffy Sorry’s from your day, then Yes then you will realize life was meant to be this way.
The way of You.
And how has that changed me?
When I want a few, quiet minutes alone to meditate, make a nice meal and enjoy and savor each bite Alone.
When I just don’t feel like doing anything but lying in bed and reading.
When I turn off my phone for a few moments of silence and quiet time.
When I wake up at 6AM one day a week to do Yoga.
When I stretch every morning.
When I buy organic produce and nutritious, wholesome, clean food.
When I eat it.
Throughout all of these instances, I’m smiling. If not on the outside, I am on the inside. I’ve been told by people throughout my entire life that I am the bubbliest, most positive, energetic, outgoing, kindest person.
And ya know what? After all I’ve been through these past few years with my health….I’m ready to live. And really feel Good.
So sianora Sorry’s.
And hello Me time.
It’s kinda fun.
Sorry Tomato Salsa
Vegan and Gluten-Free
- 4 large Heirloom tomatoes, diced
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
- 2 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 2 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1/6 tsp. sea salt
- 1/8 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
- Combine all ingredients into a food processor; pulse on low speed for 30 seconds.
- Remove from food processor; transfer to serving bowl.
- Serve with tortilla chips, crudites or gluten-free crackers. Use as a topping for salads, tacos, omelets, fish and tofu dishes.
Do you find yourself apologizing for everything? If so, why do you think that is?