The frustrating reality of “I am Sorry”
As we grow in
our lives we make a number of mistakes, some large others not so bad but
mistakes are made. What we learn from
these mistakes is that the phrase “I am sorry” does not fix or repair said
Yes we are truly repentant for our actions but the broken door or hurt feelings are not fixed. There are many situations where an “I am sorry” is all we can say but the damage is already done and is not healed by our regret.
How many times have you heard the phrase “I said I was sorry” from someone who was taught that concern over the situation was enough. Yes, I agree that there is not always something we can do after we error, but we must also understand that there are real consequences as the result of our actions.
How many times have we said “I wish I had not done/said that”? We must be concerned before we act not just after. And yes while I understand we cannot all ways be “in the moment” we can learn to be more alert to the actions we are doing and not just live in the, wow, I am sorry. As my grandma always said “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”.
May your day be filled with wonder and opportunity!