Two of the hardest words to say

"Mark My Words"

For some people it comes easy. For others, not so much. Some people say it way too easily while others refuse.
There are people who look at it as a sign of weakness while others just feel there is no need for it. And yet, there are even those who are afraid to say it for whatever the reason.
I’m sorry.
Those are, for many, two of the hardest words for someone to say, and for the life of me, I can’t figure out why. Well, scratch that, I can figure it out, but it still doesn’t take away from the fact that we all need to do it from time to time, but more often than not, we struggle with it.
“I never meant to cause you any sorrow. I never meant to cause you any pain.” Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution.
I will admit, there have been times in my life … many times, that is, where I have found myself in the position of needing to apologize for something I did or said. It happens. We are all human and we all make mistakes. Yes, it is true. We ALL make mistakes, which is why saying that you are sorry should not be such a problem.
It isn’t always easy, that is true. But deep down in your heart of hearts, you know that by apologizing, you are doing the right thing. Even when it doesn’t feel like it. Even when you feel you weren’t wrong. Even when you don’t want to admit you were wrong. Even when ... well, you get the point.
Admitting you were wrong, on whatever level, is never simple. People are quick to say “I admit when I am wrong or make a mistake,” but then they refuse to own up to it when it reality rears its ugly head.
Does it change things if someone were to use poor judgment or were sort of, forced into doing something they didn’t necessarily agree with, but did it anyway to appease others? Oh, and what if those actions ended up hurting someone in the process.
“Everything is my fault. I take the blame,” All Apologies, Nirvana.
What is worse than having to say I am sorry? Waiting for someone to apologize.
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