Ideally, we are living our lives in such a way that needing to give an apology is unnecessary… reality is, there will be times when our behavior is less than honorable… times when we do things that aren’t kind… saying something insensitive.. or behaving in a way that isn’t consistent with who we are… we’re human and we’re perfectly imperfect… and extending an apology is a sign of our character.
So is the failure to extend an apology where one is needed.
Sometimes people get so caught up in blaming other people, they don’t look at their own behavior… are you one of those people?
Are you holding on to anger, resentment or are you so caught up in “being right” that you have failed to look within and see your part in things?
When we’ve been hurt, it is easy to cling to all the things the other person has done wrong… to wait for them to apologize first…
My dear friends, some people are simply unable to accept personal responsibility… some people are truly unable to apologize for their hurtful behavior… and if you have done something necessitating an apology to a person who is incaple of giving their own apology – don’t let them stop you from extending yours.
Do it for yourself… and your own sense of peace.