10 thoughts on “Regret

  1. If there is trust in the sincerity, no further words are required. If there is no trust, then no amount of words will suffice.

    • I don’t think “sorry” is about whether someone believes it or not – it is about mending a rip you tore in your own integrity.
      As long as you are sincere in your apology then it doesn’t matter if someone else accepts it or not because that part is out of your control. Obviously it is always better if the other person can accept the apology but if not – another persons readiness or willingness to accept is not something anyone can force no matter how much they wish to.

  2. To say “I’m sorry” is an act of humility. It’s not always easy. The freedom of letting go of your own perceived “righteousness” is so humbling and can open doors of grace and love to others~for those that accept it. Sometimes in my experiences I say it to just stop perpetual nonsensical useless chatter. Many times I’ve overused it saying it so many times I’ve had people say, “Stop saying you’re sorry!” It’s out of guilt too. I feel like a sorry loser at times. And this amazing man I follow convinced me that he took all the “I’m sorries!” Jesus was quite the man. I see others that make me feel sorrow. And truly I’m sorry for all they’ve been through. So I just say it. Most things stated, if in love and honesty, can result in positive outcomes. If others can’t accept it, it’s ok with me ~I have to operate in a realm of humility and grace despite it. I’ve staked my life on it. 💚

    • Maybe sometimes and sometimes not – that’s the thing about apologies they are all different and all come with a separate depth of feeling. I tend to watch my “sorries” closely because I say them so meaninglessly like when someone bumps me or I’m last into the lift – the really deep regrets are often wordless because no amount of words cover the wound – certainly not “sorry”.

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