Saturday, August 25, 2007

Be the first to say Sorry

"An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything." - Lynn Johnston

Many find it hard to say sorry because they have to admit that they are wrong. However, apologising is essential and the only way to resolve issues.

Be the first to say Sorry. When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately.

Don't be afraid to say "I am sorry." Remember to say sorry when you hurt somebody.

Say 'SORRY' at the right moment
. A Sorry at the right time can bridge many misunderstandings. If the other person is still angry, they might not be ready to hear it. Also take note that a mumbled apology may leave you worse off than before.

There are many ways to apologize. Here are some examples:

"I'm sorry I lost your Music CD."
"I'm sorry I hurt your feelings."
"I'm sorry I yelled at you."
"I'm sorry for all I put you through"
"I'm sorry I hurt you. What I did, I regret"

"Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past." - Tryon Edwards

What do you think? Do you have any tips on how to say sorry?

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Bob said...

Good advice! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sam Chan said...

Hi Bob,
You're very welcome!
I am glad you find this little post make sense.

Best Wishes

J@n!ce said...

Sometimes, a simple sorry could just make peace to a quarrel or fight. However, pple are just too proud to admit they are in the wrong. My elder boy sometimes also refuses to "say sorry" when he is in the wrong. Nowdays, he is able to feel that by saying a simple sorry, mama will not be angry with him & he is more willing to say so when the need arises. However, whether he truly understands the meaning is another qns. This is bcos he will repeat the same mistake again. He just likes to disturb & bully Amos then make him cry, it is getting from bad to worst. If you have any good suggestion how to stop this behaviour of his, you may want to guide me. I have to shout at him endless time everyday.... haiz !!

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lilifxt said...

sa sorry is like a magic word it could change many things at present and in future thats self respect too peole with high pride dont say sorry they will end up alone coz saying sorry lasts all good relationships

great post too

Sam Chan said...

Hi Janice,
Very true! Say Sorry and really mean what one say is very important. There is no point for any party to harbor bad feelings. Sometimes saying sorry even though the fault is the other party can helps!

Thanks for adding your valuable thoughts to this post.

Blessings to you and yours.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Janice,
Could it be because Zac is asking for more attention? Well, maybe that's why he disturb & bully Amos. This behavior is normal till they learn to accept one another. Let them watch more brotherly movie might helps.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Lili,
Thanks for your insight and wisdom. Indeed, for lasting relationship, all got to learn to says sorry!

Best Wishes

J@n!ce said...

Sam, many pple also tells me that most probably he is jealous of Amos too, and wanting that little attention. I believe that is a part of the child growing up & eventually he will learn to accept he has a little bro & will not fight over the hugs & love that he used to receive fully last time. Thanks for your suggestion. :)

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WaterLearner said...

Hi Sam!!

Yes!! It's very important to be able to say sorry. We are sometimes very concerned about being in the right, hence making saying sorry so very difficult.

What is more important? A Harmonious Relationship or being never wrong? Indeed, the first to say sorry is the wiser one.


Sam Chan said...

Janice, You are welcome!
Well, indeed, it is quite normal because it is part of the process of growing up. As long as you pay equal amount of attention to both of them, Zac's behavior shouldn't become worse.

Sam Chan said...

To be the first to says sorry requires one to remove his/her ego.
Thank you very much for your valuable thoughts.

Best Wishes to you, Karen!

mr fong said...

Wow, what an exchange. It is a weakness with many and me, thanks Sam.

Janice, all kids are sweet, so just have to be patient..I am not a mother but I will try to understand your hardships :P

Sam Chan said...

Hi Winston!

Don't worry.. Just try when time comes. You will become stronger once you had managed to learn to be the first to say sorry!

BTW, thanks for leaving your valuable comments to Janice.

Best Wishes

Honman said...

We must be true to ourselves. If we are wrong, we should say sorry. It is not right to pretend to be right even if we are wrong. Parents tend not to say sorry to their children even they are wrong.

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Sam Chan said...

Hi Honman,

Thanks for sharing your valuable thoughts. You are right! We should say sorry when we are wrong. I agree with you, parents should also learn to say sorry to their children when they are wrong.

My best wishes.