As humans none of us are perfect and we all make mistakes. Sometimes on accident, sometimes on purpose. And occasionally sometimes those mistakes call for an apology. Whether or not we give one is completely another story.
Knowing I need to say “I’m sorry.” to someone gives that sinking feeling in my stomach because a true apology requires complete humility. It requires that I put aside any justification on my part, any of those pathetic, “I’m sorry if I offended you.” pseudo apologies and just say, “I’m sorry, I was wrong.” But when I finally do, I feel like I’m walking on air. I guess that is because a clear conscience is as the MasterCard commercial says, “Priceless.”
Do you need to make a sincere apology? What are you waiting for? Free yourself from the pain of a guilty conscience and just do it – say “I’m sorry.”