Apology Is Not True If the Right Actions Don’t Follow

Apology is not true if the right actions don’t follow. Right after I finished typing that title, I felt like I had finished saying all I wanted to say.

Maybe I have, so let’s listen to some other folks:

Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.

Tryon Edwards

Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.

Bryan Davis

An apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.

Margaret Lee

In this life, when you deny someone an apology, you will remember it at the time you beg forgiveness.

Toba Beta

A person can apologize endlessly, and even if you forgive them, sometimes you can’t forget the pain they’ve caused you.

Nishan Panwar

You can always say sorry. But the real apology is when you hear the sadness in their voice and see the look in their eyes. And you realize that they have hurt themselves just as much.

Kid Cudi

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

Paul Boese

Would ‘sorry’ have made any difference? Does it ever? It’s just a word. One word against a thousand actions.

Sarah Ockler

More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.

Greg LeMond

An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.

Robin Quivers

Saying sorry to someone is hard…but putting g your pride down for someone is the hardest.

Cristina Orante

Apology only account for that which they do not alter.

Leon Uris

An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair just about anything.

Lynn Johnston

An apology given just to appease one’s conscience is self-serving and better left unspoken!

Evinda Lepins

There is nothing wrong with apologizing, but saying ‘I am sorry’ does means nothing when you continue to make the same mistakes.

Emmanuel James

Now I have a little more to say so let’s listen to me:

One of the hardest things you may ever have to do in life is deliver an apology. Many people say “I am sorry” thoughtlessly and carelessly because they want to move on or have their way. This water down the value of apologies, so that when it’s time to apologize to someone you care about, you may struggle to make that person trust your sincerity.

Nonetheless, there is nothing quite like a sincere, heartfelt apology to mend a broken relationship and pave way to a brighter future. Not apologizing because it is hard or because you have received empty apologies in the past is no excuse for not following through and doing it now.

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Even if you have no idea if your apology will be accepted or forgiveness will be offered, saying you are sorry can make you feel lighter. Now is the perfect time for this, not tomorrow. You cannot keep robbing yourself of the happiness you deserve when an apology can do you good. But very importantly, your apology has to be followed by right actions to show that you truly mean it. Otherwise, you will end up giving the person reasons to doubt the sincerity of your apologies.

Have a beautiful relationship!

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Relationship Watch is a mind-child of Emmanuel James, a Nigerian with an innate gift for relationship counselling and therapy. RW collects and conveys relationship ideas, opinions and experiences with the goal of helping people maintain healthy and beautiful relationships. Relationship Watch is anchored on the believe that society can only be as good as the relationships we keep with ourselves and the people around us. You are welcome to share your experiences with us.
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  • Edet Vera

    Everyone has to read, understand and imbibe this habit. Hard but worth it.