Apology: a written or spoken expression of a persons regret, remorse, or
sorrow for having insulted, failed, injured, or wronged another: Act of saying, ''I'm sorry''.
by Mike Corthell
We all say stupid, mean things once in a while, and we do make mistakes. Sometimes, for some of us it's hard to say ''I'm sorry''. For most of us it is difficult, for some it is impossible. Let's look at this a see if we can do a better job of acknowledging that we are not perfect.
''[perfect]Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.''
— Erich Segal, Love Story
Yes, in a perfect world with proper and perfect love for all, we wouldn't have to say, ''I'm sorry''....ever. But that my friends is not the case, for now at least. Here are some ways to smooth it all out.
''So always tell each other the wrong things you have done. Then pray for each other. Do this so that God can heal you...''
— James 5:16
The best way to apologize is immediately. The longer you wait the longer the mistake or offense festers.
NEVER say that you’re sorry if you don’t really mean it. It has to be real and from the heart. If you are not credible you are not trusted.
Show your concern. Be genuinely interested in the hurt you caused. If you don't care, don't apologize but find out why you don't care.
Take responsibility for your actions. Tell the person what you will do differently not to do this again.
Sorry isn’t enough sometimes. Think about what you did and understanding why did what you did.
Build credibility. Again, only say you're sorry if you really mean it. I can't stress this enough.
''Never apologize for what you feel. It's like saying sorry for being real.''
Saying ''I'm sorry'' is never easy but it is necessary. Just know like all human instincts and traits you are not alone.