Monday, March 7, 2011

The Soul Scrub



by Kate Collins

Since my husband’s passing, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on life – his, mine, and just life in general. I’ve had a difficult time looking back, seeing photos of our lovely time together, but I know eventually I will be able to without pain, just with joy.

These reflections have taken me way back in some cases, back to my youth, and to some times that I wish I had a chance to do over. After some painful soul searching and a lot of praying, I feel now that I need to make amends for a few of those times. My husband’s sudden passing has taught me that life can end in the blink of an eye, leaving things unsaid and undone. There may be no tomorrow. So maybe taking a cue from the show “My Name Is Earl,” is a good thing.


I’m calling this a soul scrub. Get it scrubbed out now so I don’t carry it with me for the rest of my life -- and beyond.

Are there things you wish you could do over? People you wish you could apologize to but are too ashamed? Friends who you’ve hurt, causing a rift? Have you ever taken the brave course and apologized?