What are some sincere ways to say, "I'm sorry" or "I apologize"?
Only perfect sincerity is required...I am sorry or I apologize is enough, when truly felt,it is humility...but also fearlessness...thus spoken from the heart, it has great power to heal the other person
There are many sincere ways of saying sorry or apologize. For some it is natural and for others it is hard. I believe in being polite and accepting if you are at fault. Buying flowers or taking the friend to a dinner or lunch is a very nice way of saying "I am sorry". Spending sometime with the person may mean that you value their relationship. Explain to them why you acted the way you did. If they are true friend, they will understand and forgive you. Hope it helps.
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I expect to see it in action than words.. But if it is words, I think sincere apologies show up in the tone of voice.
Since I find myself just now having offended a friend by asking too much of a business favor, I am particularly sensitive to this question. My first reaction was to justify how I was right and be offended at her reaction. But upon further consideration...I know her well enough to know I was asking too much, how she would react, so I should have known better. Although I might have responded differently than she did, to be a friend is to accept each other as we are, and I truly value her friendship.
I agree with "msorensson"... Once I got into my heart about it, I honestly explained where I was coming from (not to make myself right and her wrong, but so she could understand my motivation) and then apologized for not being more thoughtful.
What works for me is to find my heart in the matter first, then it comes to me what is natural and authentic to say.
I was taught as a business person, never use the word "sorry". I no longer use it in my life at all. By not using the word, thinking of a suitable word or combination of them take time. I find that during this thinking time the heart changes to a more empathetic frame so the final word or words have more meaning.
I heard the word sorry way too much in my home. In most cases it was insincere and wasted the child's time as well as my own. I have told all the parents, don't bother having the children come to me to apologize until they are sincere. I also tell the children, in my life there is no time for a "sorry" they don't mean. I explain there will be more time to spend playing games or doing other activities they enjoy if they wait until they are sincere before making an apology.
by stylezink 7 years ago
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by purpleangel47 8 years ago
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by Abigayle Malchow 5 years ago
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by brittvan22 3 years ago
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by Elena 5 years ago
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