Is Almost Truly the Saddest Word in the World?

Have you ever heard the saying,” The saddest word in the whole wide world is the word almost. He was almost in love. She was almost good for him.He almost stopped her. She almost waited. He almost lived. They almost made it.”

Once upon a time, I did agree that almost may be the saddest word. But what if the scenario changed? What if the story was I almost died, I almost gave up, or I almost lost, but none of those things ended up happening. Isn’t that a relief? Does the word almost still hold such a sad and negative meaning? I beg to differ now. As a new year approaches, remember persistence is key. What do you guys think?

xo sarishboo