Apology Letter to Life

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apology to life

Apology Letter to Life is a letter asking for forgiveness from a gift that ought to be treasured rather than taken for granted.


Dear Life,

A lot of times I have taken you for granted, sometimes I dislike you, and one time I even threatened to end you. But today, faced with the smallest but very real possibility of losing you sooner than expected, I realized I am not ready at all to let you  go. I apologize for not treating you right and treasuring you as I should.

Forgive me for being impatient when things don’t go my way. I know I easily get frustrated and curse to high heavens when challenges are thrown my way. Looking back now, I concede that everything just happened at the right place and time according to your perfect rhythm. I just needed to do what was needed and flow with you. I would have saved a lot of energy and enjoyed more of you instead of giving you deadlines to meet.

I’m sorry for being ungrateful. You have given me so much opportunities for happiness and fulfillment but I seldom took them and blamed you. Yes, it was easier to put the burden on you because you never answered me back. Maybe you did but I was too busy counting my disappointments to notice. I could have used the time more wisely by thanking you for my successes, no matter how small. That would have given me more space to grow.

Let me apologize for dwelling too long on regrets instead of counting my blessings which far outweighed them. I was too stubborn to see the futility of living in the past when I have the present to live for and the future to hope for. Everyday I have the choice whether to be happy or sad. It is such a shame that I frequently chose the latter and lost a lot of precious time in the process.

You are wonderful even with the ups and downs. It is a privilege to be given one chance to walk this earth and create memories of the person that is me. Please be patient with me a little more and let me continue living. From here onward, I will appreciate having you because not everyone gets as lucky.

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Teresa Martinez

A freelance researcher-writer who has continuously been in such field for more than 10 years. Previous to that, her work experiences are in the banking, advertising, and cooperative industries. More of her work in Google+

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7 Responses to “Apology Letter to Life”

  1. Elizabeth O. says:

    This is a very beautiful letter to reflect on. We often take things for granted and it is only when we are about to lose it that we realize all these.

  2. Nova says:

    This is indeed a wonderful letter to life… sometimes through the darkness we seldom think that we are still lucky inspite of the fact that we are struggling because we are healthy, there are so many people who wish to be alive right now yet, life only gives them so much time to enjoy it…

  3. betchai says:

    so true, life is wonderful with all its ups and downs, and how blessed we are to walk on life, not everyone gets lucky to walk on life for long.

    i love life, it’s just so happily perfect in my very imperfect description of life 🙂

  4. This letter reminds us to be grateful for being alive every single day. Beautiful written.

  5. Lainybelle says:

    Such a thought provoking letter. It is a clear reminder for us to count our blessings each day, whether it be big or small.

    Thanks for the lovely share!

  6. What a beautiful letter Ms. Teresa. Life is too short that we need to spend it to the people whom we loved the most and stay away from negative and selfish people.

  7. This is me 30 years ago when I care not for my life. My motto in life then is Go for broke.

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