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GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Some of us say it too often. Others not nearly as much as we should.
But the thing about a heartfelt apology is, there's no expiration date, Capisce?
We all step in it sometimes whether it's biting the hand that feeds, taking someone or something for granted, being rude or unkind or flippant or perhaps just letting a moment of irritation spiral out of control -- worst of all, sometimes we are just petty and spiteful with full malice. All of us.
Humans are crummy like that, even the best of 'em, ding dang it.
But, the silver lining is the "I'm sorry." It doesn't go out of style. It doesn't fade over time or shrink in the dryer. It doesn't spoil if left out in the sunlight...UNLESS it is insincere. In that case, it's rotten from the first I...ya dig?
Be the bigger person. Swallow that pride. Apologize earnestly and forgive fully.
Rinse and repeat as necessary. For best results, sprinkle in a hug.
Ps 106:6-7ab, 13-14, 21-22, 23 R. (4a) Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people. We have sinned, we and our fathers; we have committed crimes; we have done wrong. Our fathers in Egypt considered not your wonders. But soon they forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel. They gave way to craving in the desert and tempted God in the wilderness. They forgot the God who had saved them, who had done great deeds in Egypt, Wondrous deeds in the land of Ham, terrible things at the Red Sea. Then he spoke of exterminating them, but Moses, his chosen one, Withstood him in the breach to turn back his destructive wrath. Gospel Mt 15: 21-28 At that time Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, "Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon." ... She said, "Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters." Then Jesus said to her in reply, "O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed from that hour.