No Apologies

No Apologies

It is no secret that the majority of my friends are older and wiser.  One of the pearls of wisdom they often shared with me was that once I get older I would stop letting other people’s opinions, ideas, and feeling affect me.  This is something that I am beginning to embrace.

Maybe it is because my last birthday was a milestone birthday, but I have reached a point where I feel that apologizing for what I feel, think and believe is necessary.  I know that it is not.

Oprah often shares what she knows for sure.  What I know for sure is that as long as me and God are on great terms, there is little else to worry about.  I may not always be right, I will make mistakes, I may speak out of turn or may act differently from what other people may think I should, but as long as it is well with my soul, I will make no apologies.

I know that my actions and/or reactions may often be unorthodox or viewed by others as incorrect, but I still sleep well at night despite what others may think.  Ironically, recently I have begun to actually sleep, after years and years of being an insomniac.  I think this is because I have reached an age where I have decided that the most important opinion of me and how I live my life belongs to God and not one else.

Now that does not mean that I am open to comments and suggestions.  I am still seeking the pearls of wisdom that friends offer.  I am thankful for the wisdom within my midst and for those who may have had similar experiences to what I may go through and what I may encounter.  I value that because there are many people that pay for the sage advice that is available to me for free.

When you get to the point in life where you offer no apologies there is something liberating and encouraging about making your plans, failing and succeeding on your own terms and allowing God to move you through life as God sees fit without cause, instructions or provocation from anyone else.  No apologies simply means that you have decided to put your big girl panties on and live life and life’s consequences on your own terms and in your own way.  When that happens you make room for God to move in your life in ways that you may have never imagined.  So look out work this girl is offering no apologies!