Day 20: Apologize, It’s Healthy

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
―     Benjamin Franklin

The use of a simple word such as apologize can go a long way.  Now apologizing to apologize just to “so call” win the battle is not what I’m speaking of and holding back from apologizing is not encouraged either.  There have been songs, poems, books and more explaining why one has apologized or reasons to apologize.  However, this one word can make a big difference in our character and self- efficacy.

a·pol·o·gize

/əˈpɒləˌdʒaɪz/

verb (used without object)

1. to offer an apology or excuse for some fault, insult, failure, or injury: He apologized for accusing her falsely.
2. to make a formal defense in speech or writing.
Apologize "from website unknown"Benjamin Franklin’s quote, “Never ruin an apology with an excuse” is even more powerful, because we tend to give an excuse for what we have done. Or one give the “but” behind the excuse. Is this a way that one would apologize and being sincere about apologizing?
When starting the Healthy Lifestyle Vocabulary for this month, I included Sunday’s in my count even though my goal was to have Sunday’s off so in turn the count is off…this is not an excuse, it is an explanation.  The Healthy Lifestyle Vocabulary was to last for only the Month of November due to my Blog Challenge with Beth Hewitt’s Blog Challenge through her site Simple Blogging Network.  So, I do apologize for stating 23 days, because this will end on the last day of November as stated, and it will 21 days only.  The count was off…sorry.  However, I am hoping that you are growing with the words and identifying with how you become healthy with the word choices that you are making.
Assignment: 
According to WebMD, there are Health Benefits of a Sincere Apology. Did you know that it could even go deep into your cells?  It helps your mind?  So if you find apologizing hard, I would encourage you to read the article by Michael W. Smith, MD.  Think of a time where you have had to apologize in your blog or as an entrepreneur?  People make mistakes and honest mistakes, but the question is…”How sincere were you?”  Share with me the time you had to apologize with sincerity.

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© 2013 Jewel Williams

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Resources: 

Quotes about Apology. (2013, November 27). Retrieved from Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/apology

apologize. Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/apologize (accessed: November 27, 2013).

**Double checking is important!  I do have 23 post for the Healthy Lifestyle Vocabulary! I really like to write…and achieved the sought-out goal!  However, it is still good to apologize…

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4 thoughts on “Day 20: Apologize, It’s Healthy

  1. Interesting post. I think people have lost the art of apologizing. You are right don’t make an excuse but be host and sincere is important.

  2. Veronica Roth

    Hi Jewel, Nice post. 🙂 I apologise all the time…lol…mostly it’s in advance for not understanding something. (I can be pretty slow sometimes) But the most sincere apology is always to my partner or my children. I think it comes out of a deep love and desire to not hurt. Visiting you from UBC and hoping your Thanksgiving will be brilliant and full of love. 🙂

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