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15 Things You Don’t Need To Apologize For (Though You Think You Do)

15 Things You Don’t Need To Apologize For (Though You Think You Do)

Often, we apologize because we worry too much about what other people think, or because we put their feelings above our own needs. There are many situations where an apology is unnecessary.

Here are 15 things you should never apologize for, even if you think you should.

1. You Should Never Apologize for Loving Someone

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    Celebrate the fact that you are able to love. There are many people in the world too scared to take a chance on love in the first place. It doesn’t matter who you love or if they love you back. The fact that you can love is what’s important.

    2. You Should Never Apologize for Saying No

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      Respecting your own limitations is a sign of self respect. If you cannot give 100 percent to something you should never apologize for saying no. The ability to say no is a sign of a good leader.

      3. You Should Never Apologize for Following a Dream

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        A life lived with regret is yours to miss. Never apologize for following a dream because that dream makes you who you are. You will never fulfill happiness unless you live your dreams instead of dreaming your life.

        4. You Should Never Apologize for Taking “Me” Time

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          You will never be successful and fulfill your happiness unless you first take care of yourself. Always take care of your own needs and take “me time” to do things that make you happy.

          5. You Should Never Apologize for Your Priorities

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            Never allow anyone to make you feel guilty over your priorities. Always take care of your own priorities first. If it’s important to you then it is important. The people who matter will respect your choice.

            6. You Should Never Apologize for Ending a Toxic Relationship

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              You should never say that you are sorry for letting go of someone who hurts you. Understanding an unhealthy relationship holds you back from reaching your full potential is a huge step forward. Be proud and surround yourself with people who celebrate your courage.

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              7. You Should Never Apologize for Your Imperfections

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                Imperfections are what makes you beautiful and unique. They should be embraced. Never say you’re sorry for a quality that makes you imperfectly perfect.

                8. You Should Never Apologize for Standing your Ground

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                  Never say you are sorry for defending your values, morals, ethics,religious or spiritual beliefs. Leaders never apologize for doing what they feel is right.

                  9. You Should Never Apologize for Not Knowing the Answer

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                    The constant quest for knowledge keeps our brains young. Never say you’re sorry when presented with an opportunity to learn.  Being able to admit you do not know is a sign of strength and humility.

                    10. You Should Never Apologize for High Expectations

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                      Never apologize for expecting the same of others as you expect of yourself. Having high expectations only means that you care enough about others to push them to be their best.

                      11. You Should Never Apologize for Spending Money on Yourself

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                        Never apologize for treating yourself to something special. Buying yourself something nice improves your self esteem. Happy and successful people know their own desires are important to a fulfilling life.

                        12. You Should Never Apologize for Someone Else

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                          Everyone is responsible for their own actions and behavior. You do not need to apologize for something someone else did even if you feel their actions reflect upon you through association.

                          13. You Should Never Apologize for Bad Dancing

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                            Never say you’re sorry for not knowing a dance, or dancing it badly. Just dance! The joy dancing brings is worth any embarrassment.

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                            14. You Should Never Apologize for a Delay in Your Response

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                              Successful people understand that prioritizing sometimes means a delay in responding to emails and phone calls. Never apologize for not putting someone’s email or text on a back burner while you take care of more important things.

                              15. You Should Never Apologize for Telling the Truth

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                                Strong people tell the truth. Never apologize for being strong. Even if the truth hurts, the benefits of honesty far outweigh the initial sting of the truth.

                                Be true to who you are and don’t worry about what other people think. Over apologizing or saying I’m sorry when it’s not necessary reduces self-esteem over time. Save “I’m sorry” for when you actually make a mistake.

                                Do you over apologize? Share your experience in the comments below. We all learn from each other.

                                Featured photo credit: by Justin Brown via flickr.com

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                                Last Updated on August 20, 2018

                                60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life

                                60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life

                                Sometimes it’s easier to focus on what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. It’s important to take time out and remember all of the things to be thankful for that many of us take for granted.

                                  Here you’ll find 60 very solid things to be thankful for in your everyday life. These are great reminders for you to treasure everything you have.

                                  1. Good Health

                                  Even if you’re health isn’t great, it could be worse and you likely still have some working parts to be thankful for.

                                  2. Money in the Bank

                                  Having just a few coins makes you richer than most people on Earth.

                                  3. Good Friends

                                  Often, it’s the quality of friendships, not the quantity.

                                  4. Freedom of Religion

                                  Being able to worship whomever and however you want is something many people don’t ever experience.

                                  5. Your Parents

                                  Even if they’re dysfunctional, they gave you life.

                                  6. Weekends

                                  There’s something magical about weekends.

                                  7.Having a Partner

                                  Being in a romantic relationship can teach you so much about the world and yourself.

                                  8. Pets

                                  Pets offer one of the best examples of unconditional love.

                                  9. Learning from Mistakes

                                  If we never made mistakes, we wouldn’t learn much so it is one of those things we should be thankful for.

                                  10. Opportunity to Get an Education

                                  The opportunity to attend school is something many people don’t have.

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                                  11. Having a Home

                                  Whether you live in an apartment, a mansion, or a tent, having a place to call home is something to be thankful for.

                                  12. An Ability to Read

                                  If you’re reading this right now, you have a lot to be thankful for.

                                  13. Breathing Fresh Air

                                  Being able to step outside to breathe in fresh air is a good reminder how many little things we should be thankful for.

                                  14. A Bed to Sleep

                                  A bed is one of those things that’s easy to take for granted, until you don’t have one.

                                  15. Laughter

                                  Without laughter, the world would be a sad place.

                                  16. Safety and Security

                                  Being able to wake up without immense fear frees us up to really live life.

                                  17. Cars

                                  Without cars, it would take a lot longer to get our activities done.

                                  18. Sunshine

                                  The sun’s warmth can brighten any day.

                                  19. Time

                                  Although we often don’t think there’s enough of it, time is something we shouldn’t take for granted.

                                  20. Clean Water

                                  Many people on earth lack access to clean water.

                                  21. Cell Phones

                                  Cell phones make talking to loved ones easy.

                                  22. Love

                                  The world sure would be a different place if we lacked the ability to love.

                                  23. Books

                                  Books provide an opportunity to enter another world all from the comfort of your own home.

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                                  24. Kindness of Strangers

                                  Never take the kindness of a stranger for granted.

                                  25. Campfires

                                  The simplicity of a campfire creates lifelong memories.

                                  26. Pain

                                  Without pain, it would be difficulty to appreciate life’s joys.

                                  27. Art

                                  The world would be less beautiful if art didn’t exist.

                                  28. Holidays

                                  Any reason to celebrate is something we should be thankful for.

                                  29. Freedom of Speech

                                  Being able to express your thoughts and feelings freely should never be taken for granted.

                                  30. Rainbows

                                  The beauty of a rainbow is unmatched.

                                  31. Tears

                                  Sometimes when there are no words to say, tears express how we feel for us.

                                  32. Waking up Today

                                  Simply waking up today means you have things to be thankful for.

                                  33. Indoor Plumbing

                                  Indoor plumbing not only provides convenience, it spares us from disease.

                                  34. Wisdom that Comes with Age

                                  Thankfully, we grow smarter over time.

                                  35. Mountains

                                  Mountains provide us with beauty and recreation.

                                  36. Eyesight

                                  Being able to see allows us to view the world’s beauty.

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                                  37. Grocery Stores

                                  Grocery stores mean we don’t have to spend all of our time getting our own food.

                                  38. Sunsets

                                  Sunsets are a reminder that we should enjoy the simple things in life.

                                  39. Entertainment

                                  Entertainment gives us a way to relax and enjoy life.

                                  40. Your Mind

                                  Being able to think, remember, and solve problems sure makes life easier.

                                  41. Employment

                                  Even if you don’t like your job, being employed means someone thought you were special enough to hire.

                                  42. Diversity

                                  The world would be a boring place without diversity.

                                  43. Moon and Stars

                                  The moon and stars encourage us to dream.

                                  44. Electricity

                                  Electricity makes most of our chores efficient.

                                  45. Air Conditioning

                                  Staying cool on a hot day is something people wouldn’t have dreamed about in past centuries.

                                  46. Hearing

                                  Being able to hear your loved one’s voice is something that not everyone gets to do.

                                  47. Children

                                  Watching children laugh, grow, and dream can keep things in perspective.

                                  48. Ability to Learn

                                  The ability to learn new things means we have endless potential.

                                  49. People Willing to Teach

                                  Whether it’s your grandmother teaching you to knit or your plumber showing you how to prevent future problems, be grateful that others are willing to use their time and talents to teach you something new.

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                                  50. Oceans

                                  The sea creatures in the ocean almost seem too mystical to be real.

                                  51. Modern Medicine

                                  Without advances in modern medicine, many of us wouldn’t be alive.

                                  52. Music

                                  Music brings out new emotions.

                                  53. Entrepreneurs

                                  Some of life’s best inventions resulted from an entrepreneur who was willing to take a risk.

                                  54. Warm Clothing

                                  On a cold day, there’s nothing more important than warm clothing.

                                  55. Freedom to Vote

                                  Being able to have a say in the laws should never be taken for granted.

                                  56. An Internet Connection

                                  It’s hard to believe how easy it is to take the internet for granted, seeing how none of us had just a couple of decades ago.

                                  57. Challenges

                                  Without challenges in life, we wouldn’t be the people we are now.

                                  58. Hiking Trails

                                  Hiking trails give us the chance to enjoy mother’s nature beauty.

                                  59. Vaccines

                                  Many of us wouldn’t be alive without today’s vaccinations.

                                  60. Armed Forces

                                  Our lives would likely be very different if we didn’t have protection from the armed forces.

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