Thank you, readers, for sharing Mara’s journey through A Dozen Apologies. The complete book will release in Kindle format on Amazon on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. That’s when we learn the identity of her true “hero.”
You can “buy” A Dozen Apologies for FREE through the entire Valentine’s weekend, so be sure to get your copy and tell your friends!
I’d like to share a personal thought about A Dozen Apologies. The project took one inspired woman with a heart to share this story (thank you Fay), one amazing publisher with a vision (thank you Tracy), and a group of authors willing to share their time and talents to bring you Mara’s story (thank you ladies). While we tried to present it in an entertaining and lighthearted way, the truth is Mara deals with the same failings we all have. The story’s underlying lessons are the same ones experienced by people of all races, ages, gender, and beliefs — regret, sorrow, hurt, atonement, humility, pride, repentance, and what I believe is the most difficult of all – forgiveness. But this young woman shows us how to step up and out of the mire and, in the end, the way to a peace that passes all understanding.
My prayer is that you’ll find the courage to say “I’m sorry,” the strength to say “I forgive you,” and the joy that comes with walking according to God’s will.
I hope you enjoy A Dozen Apologies again and again!
Below are some quotes I shared in tweets and posts while working on this project. All are Author Unknown, which means they could have been penned by any one of us.
Never be too proud to apologize, especially when you know you’re wrong.
Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change.
The ability to apologize is remarkable. The ability to forgive is extraordinary.
It takes a strong person to admit wrong and apologize, and an ever stronger person to forgive.
Don’t do it if you have to apologize for your actions later.
Saying I’m sorry is hard. Opening yourself up for rejection is harder.
Apologizing doesn’t mean there isn’t guilt, and forgiving doesn’t mean the pain is gone.
An apology won’t change the past, but it might set the stage for a brighter future.
An apology left unsaid leaves the heart bitter.
Sometimes saying ‘sorry’ isn’t always enough. Sometimes you have to actually change.
The first to apologize might be the bravest, and the first to forgive might be the strongest, but the first to forget will always be the happiest.
The best way to restart a relationship is to apologize.
I’m sorry doesn’t always change the circumstances or make it better. Say it anyway.