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INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

"Repentance is another name for aspiration."
 
~ Henry Ward Beecher
 
THE ART OF APOLOGY!
 
“To forgive is divine.” That’s wonderful for the one who forgives, but what about the one who is apologizing? How do you say you’re sorry without making things worse? What’s the best way to make reparation and regain your integrity?
 
None of us are saints. For any number of reasons, we’ve committed any variety of offenses. Maybe we did or said something unkind, or made a mistake that cost someone time or money. The question isn’t about making mistakes, because we all do that. The question is how to apologize after the fact. It has become a lost art.
 
First and foremost in regard to saying “I’m sorry” is to do it as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more it sounds like “I’m sorry . . . I got caught.” Next comes the explanation of what you did wrong and why it happened. Just be careful not to put more emphasis on the “why” than the “what,” because apologizing is not the same as justifying.
 
You don’t necessarily have to go whole hog, either. “I regret what happened” sounds a little weak, but “Everything was my fault” can be downright dangerous! Hopefully there is a middle ground where you can simply express how badly you feel about what you did or said.
 
Now that you’ve shown your repentance, your “victim” can relax, you can relax, and now you can take the opportunity to do something especially nice for the wronged party. Just be sure to say you’re sorry and THEN do something nice – otherwise, you might just arouse suspicion! Oh, and don’t forget – don’t make the same mistake twice!
 

Contact Information

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Carole Cares Team
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware
1671 S. State Street
Dover DE 19901
Direct: 302-677-1327
Mobile: 302-363-3948
Fax: 302-346-1606

 

Carole A. Kisner ABR, CRS, GRI

REALTOR® 

Carole Cares Team

Keller Williams Realty-Central Delaware

(302)363-3953 Cell

(302)677-0020 Office

Carole.Kisner@gmail.com