ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What A word "Sorry" Can Do?

Updated on April 5, 2017
Maria Cecilia profile image

Maria Cecilia believes that writing is a pleasure and at the same time a challenge to her flexibility.

A part of woman's life

It's a part of woman's life to give meaning to any single word that she encountered. Sorry is one of the most commonly used words that could mean so much. A bitter and hurt person always find it hard to just accept it but that's the way of life....

Source

What is SORRY

Sorry, an act of asking for forgiveness, an act of humility. One who uttered it accepted his faults and shortcomings. That’s why very few bravely say it. Sorry sacrifices one’s pride. Depending on the situation, Sometimes “sorry” is the only word needed to unlock the mystery of a broken friendship. If you’re truly very sorry, and can’t express it in words, a simple pat on the shoulder or an embrace can express “sorry” silently. There are people who can’t say it because of fear of rejection. So saying sorry, is also taking a risk to get hurt by the one you offended, because whether you like it or not, he can either reject your apologies or accept it.

Sad thing about sorry

Sad thing about sorry is “it is never said ahead of time”. It is usually said after one sad event, and instantly became a word of consolation. But no matter how bad the situation is, a sorry can somehow lighten the load of pain. The one who said it to the one in pain, purposely shared in the burden of carrying the load, to lessen her misery. Sorry is good if it  said to rebuild friendship, if it is use to fill in the gap or to settle a conflict, and to save a relationship from complete ruined.

Are you really sorry?

Somebody said sorry to me, but when he said it, I know he did not really care whether his apologies are acceptable or not. He said sorry because it’s the only thing that he wanted to say. He thought the word can end all the questions and he did not want to argue. He said sorry, and turned his back! So how can I believe he is sincere when he too can not accept my apologies? He said sorry and finally he gave up on me.

Sometimes "Sorry's" are questionable apologies

But what is sorry when you’re already badly hurt and left with never-ending questions in mind? When to heal? Can I really take it? Have I done him really bad? Am I hopeless? Why is it so sudden? How long will I bear this pain? Etc.

What is sorry when instead of minimizing the pain, it became more intense. What is sorry when all you feel is a total devastation, and not encouragement…. and what is sorry if the one who said it, became colder than snow, that even one’s burning tears can’t melt it.? What is sorry if the one I expect to give me the relief that I need is the one who made me feel sorry for myself?

What is sorry when you don’t listen to my pleas? What is sorry if you placed a mountain of gap between us? So what is Sorry when instead of healing my wounds you add salt in it? Isn’t it that “sorry” is often followed by a moral lesson so that the pain will not be encountered for the second time around? So how can you say you’re sorry when you left me all torn and broken, and you never bother to fix me.

What is sorry? What is a five letter word that can be uttered only in a second as compared to the number of years loving only you? Just sorry for everything I have given away? So what is sorry really? Sorry for turning your back so suddenly…. sorry for what?

So does sorry really serve its purpose? I don’t think so.

Source

but Life Never Ends with sad apologies

Because time heals all wounds and no one wanted to soak in loneliness forever, granting of forgiveness must be coming from the heart too, and when the Lord already cured you from pain, you will never require the word "sorry" to the one who offended you, because you already have forgiven them..

© 2010 Maria Cecilia

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Maria Cecilia profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cecilia 

      11 months ago from Philippines

      Thanks Ebonny for visiting and for sharing your thoughts on this.

    • Ebonny profile image

      Ebonny 

      11 months ago from UK

      Yes, it's often difficult to know when a sorry is genuine or not and I have to agree with you that forgiving is the important thing as it allows us to move on, and so we forgive not (just) for the other person's benefit, but for ourselves. Thanks for sharing a very thought provoking article.

    • Maria Cecilia profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cecilia 

      19 months ago from Philippines

      well gerund words usually end with ING, in case of Sorry, it is usually use as this "I am sorry for leaving you behind".. hope my answer is not too late sorry for answering you only now.

    • profile image

      vikash kumar 

      4 years ago

      What is the gerund meaning of sorry

    • Maria Cecilia profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cecilia 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      alina shahan thank but what do you mean by "when I present my presentation she like it very much"?

    • profile image

      ALina Shahan 

      6 years ago

      when i read this page i feel very happy this page is awesome thank you to the author

    • profile image

      alina shahan 

      6 years ago

      this page is awesome .Superb,cool.i don't have words to say what a nice page

      when I present my presentation she like it very much

    • Maria Cecilia profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cecilia 

      6 years ago from Philippines

      Joy Thanks for visiting.....

    • Joy56 profile image

      Joy56 

      6 years ago

      Never realised so much in the word sorry........ enjoyed your hub.

    • Maria Cecilia profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cecilia 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Jen, knowing you is a blessing too, really

    • DjBryle profile image

      DjBryle 

      7 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      "Sorry" is the most commonly abused word... lol! Because some people use it to be pardoned and have another chance to do the same hurting things again. At times, a person may not even have to say he/ she is sorry as long as one can see how repentant he/ she is.... "Sorry" works magics too as long as it is heart felt and true... I love this hub miss Macel and I love you more! Voted up for an awesome and useful hub! =)

    • Maria Cecilia profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cecilia 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Kumareshgupta, thanks so much hope to see more of you in my hubs

    • kumareshgupta profile image

      kumareshgupta 

      7 years ago

      Very nice hub!! Detailed study about the human nature and "sorry". Interesting!!! Good Job.

    • Maria Cecilia profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cecilia 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks Stricklydating for visiting.. you are right about that

    • stricktlydating profile image

      StricktlyDating 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Great Hub! Sometimes a simple "Sorry" is all it takes to resolve conflict, at least it's the first step to make amends.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)