The words “I am Sorry,” game changers.
We are often taught as children that apologies should be immediate and automatic when we commit a wrong, however it takes adulthood to truly grasp the heartfelt emotions that must accompany a sincere apology.
“Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made.” ~Greg LeMond
It takes balls and real emotion to say “I know you’re upset because…,and I am sorry for causing you pain.” It hurts. It makes you vulnerable. It demonstrates humility, a totally opposing emotion for the pride filled creatures we are.
Once said, the doors for true healing are opened. Forgiveness is possible.
I know the song is absolutely everywhere at the moment and you’ve probably heard it 100x. However, have you listened to the lyrics?
Adele has said that the song isn’t about a broken relationship with an ex, but about coming to terms with herself. It’s not a song to be taken literally, but in my opinion, for the purposes of an apology it works quite well. Besides, coming to terms with who you are, often includes an apology to the person gazing back at you in the mirror.
Today’s song is Adele’s “Hello.”