Today we are going to talk about #17 on our list of things we should say more often.
These are two of the most powerful words that we could ever say. They can also be, at times, two of the hardest words to say. It can be difficult to say “I’m sorry” because to say that means to admit that we were wrong. Most of us don’t like to admit when we are wrong. Being wrong can be seen as a sign of weakness and people don’t like to look weak.
If you can get past this and say these words when they are warranted, they can go a long way towards healing the damage and hurt that we have caused. When we sincerely apologize, it shows that we feel bad about hurting another person. It is then very hard for the other person to continue to be mad at a person after they have sincerely said, “I’m sorry.”
Don’t be a person who is too proud to admit that they were wrong by saying you are sorry. Saving your pride at the expense of another is no way to treat people.
Our assignment for this week is be sure to say “I’m sorry” if you have found that you have hurt someone else in some way. Maybe the opportunity won’t come up this week, but it will soon enough and when it does, do not be too proud to say that you are sorry.