Tuesday, June 07, 2011

How meaningful is "sorry"... Really?

When was the last time you said you're sorry and really meant it? It's hard to swallow your pride and say sorry. I heard it today from a very dear friend. My friend, I really want to tell you that your apology meant a lot to me. I too am sorry for accusing you of something that you did not do.  It was clearly a misunderstanding from my side.

They say an apology is one of the best methods to bridge the gap when a hurtful situation has occurred. I have always been a bit cynical about people really hurting other people, and then coming up with a feeble "I'm sorry". How can a word like that ever fix things? Well, today I realized that it can. An apology doesn't come with strings or expectations. I think when a person apologizes it is important not to apologize for what happened, but to admit that you did it and apologise for the same. It's also important for us to forgive meaningfully. I will simply quote Mahatma Gandhi " The weak can never forgive: Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." A good apology has 3 parts - 1) I am sorry 2) It's my fault and 3) How do I make it right? Most people miss the 3rd part. Saying sorry is the purest cure of all heart aches and heart breaks! Admit to yourself that you have done wrong and say sorry. It does not only touch the heart but also touches the soul. Today, my dear friend you have actually touched my soul.

O->One Is,
Have A wonderful day!


  1. Hey Maya,
    love the way you have superimposed your photo on the Vogue magazine cover. Why did you choose Vogue as opposed to any other magazine?

    And I agree - saying sorry makes you divine!
    keep blogging!

  2. Thanks for your comment Asha. I used a program called Photo Funia to create the photo. Vogue was the only option that was available for a magazine.