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5 Things to Say Instead of I’m Sorry

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Mary Magdalen in Penitence by El Greco
This post is a follow-up from our Month of Self-Reflection.

I am a chronic apologizer.

Because I suffer from depression, I often apologize because I think I am genuinely at fault. I want to accept responsibility for all the bad things that happen.

But even I have to recognize that sometimes things aren’t my fault. And some things that are my fault just aren’t a big deal. Everyone makes little mistakes. Bad things just happen. Read the rest of this entry

Lessons in Wifery from Gift from the Sea

Young Woman with a Red Umbrella by the Sea by Alfred StevensWritten during a beach vacation in the early 1950s, Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift from the Sea is a series of thoughtful essays about what it means to be a woman in the modern world. My three favorite essays, “Double-Sunrise, “Oyster Bed,” and “Argonauta” reveal important truths about the journey through love and motherhood toward transcendence. Read the rest of this entry

Lessons Learned from Two Speeding Tickets

A Woman at the Wheel by Herbert Tadd Towle via LearnNC.orgFor Presidents’ Day weekend, my family travelled from Maryland to Georgia to visit my little sister and her new baby. The car trip is about ten hours with two adults—closer to fourteen with a toddler. Driving it without my unlicensed husband’s help is no small feat.

You can understand why I felt like I was in a hurry. And why I got pulled over for speeding. Twice.

Two very sympathetic officers softened the consequences of my actions. But I’m so grateful for the lessons I learned about rushing on the road—and through my life. Read the rest of this entry