Clearly, I have not yet mastered this skill. But it is kind of a new one. I understand exactly what is being said, I just never thought how easy this could be. I go to the “I’m sorry’s” first and every single time! I have even had people ask…Why are you sorry? The answer is always….I don’t know…I think I am being empathetic with someone I care about …but now I suspect it is a lifetime of I am not good enough, I must have caused or contributed to your pain...but I did not mean to hurt you...slipping out any time someone is suffering…and I just keep apologizing for it. But replacing sorry’s with thank you’s…I think I can do that!
"Fumbling Towards Ecstacy" Sarah McLachlan