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Thursday, January 15, 2009

I've Been Tagged

My good friend, DARLA tagged me. I followed her instructions and will show you the 'correct' picture chosen. Pictured above is George and me taken in 2006 when we hiked with friends Judy and Charlie to Abrams Falls in Cades Cove in the Smokies.

Now--I have to choose FIVE others to tag. Here are the instructions: The rules are to open a document or file picture folder. Then click on the fifth folder and then the fifth photo. Post the photo and describe it. Then tag 5 other bloggers. Congrats to my FIVE:
DIANE from Washington

Sorry Is...

I got this sweet but very sad picture (above) from a friend... It made me think about the word, SORRY. How many times a day do we/I/you use this word???? Sorry has all kinds of meanings:
--Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling.
--Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful; (She is in a sorry mood today!)
--Poor; mean; worthless; (That is a sorry excuse.).

I can only speak for myself, but I know that I seem to constantly use the word.. I 'am' a pleaser --especially to my sweet husband, and whenever I think I've done (or do) something crazy or stupid, I apologize BIGTIME. "I'm sorry that I walk so slowly." "I am sorry that I complain about my aches and pains so much." I feel so sorry for you---having to put up with a moody female like me." Just think about it... I seem to apologize ALOT. Do you????

Then, there's always the problem when someone 'does' say "I'm Sorry" that makes one wonder if they really are sorry ---or whether they are just using words that mean nothing...???? An apology that means nothing is worse I think than no apology at all. Why is it that some people seem to apologize ALOT and others never seem to say "I'm Sorry"???? Maybe, saying "I'm Sorry" has a different meaning to some than it does to others. Maybe --some of the problem has to do with 'forgiveness' (which is another blog)!

All of these thoughts made me do some research on the word, SORRY. I read on www.brainyquote.com MANY different quotes from people using the word, sorry. It's interesting how the word has so many meanings and interpretations. If you want to know who said some of these quotes listed below, click HERE. It is interesting! See if you can guess which one of these quotes was said by Monica Lewinsky. (Har Har)

Sorry Quotations
--I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it.
--I can just tell you that I'm sorry for what happened, and I think people understand that.
--Love is never having to say you are sorry.
--Love in the real world means saying you're sorry 10 times a day.
--And I felt sorry, and I have felt bad about what happened.
--If love means never having to say you're sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice.
--All successful people these days seem to be neurotic. Perhaps we should stop being sorry for them and start being sorry for me - for being so confounded normal.
--There's no room in my life for feeling sorry for myself.
--You may be sorry that you spoke, sorry you stayed or went, sorry you won or lost, sorry so much was spent. But as you go through life, you'll find - you're never sorry you were kind.
--Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might-have-been.
--Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.
--If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.
--Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
--I can wholeheartedly apologize for not being at all sorry. And it really is the least I can do.
--Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.