An Apology…

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An apology is one of the ways that we bring honor & respect to our relationships. It is an acknowledgment of our offenses (intentional or unintentional) , both are an inevitable occurrence as we interact with others. To overlook or disregard the harm that we’ve caused, is nothing short of disrespect.

The building of healthy relating is rarely without challenge. As we learn to be responsible with our words & our behavior – apologizing when needed – we’re better situated for healthier encounters.The language of apology is the language of love, honor, integrity & respect, revealing much about who we are…who we’re not.

In their book The Five Languages of Apology, Dr. Gary Chapman & Dr. Jennifer Thomas share on the various languages of apology. While I do not believe that one should wait for a particular language of apology before one is accepted, it can make a difference. Forgiveness has much to do with the health of one’s own being.

Does anyone in your path need an apology from you?

You’re always welcome to share your insights. Thank you for your visit today.

A genuine apology is followed by a genuine change in behavior. Wishing you balance & well-being. ~Stormie Steele

An apology/copyright 2014

8 thoughts on “An Apology…”

  1. Ah yes I agree on the power of and importance of apologies. I will track down the book you suggest.
    I was talking just today with a leadership group about making apologies as being a sign of strength …

    Given some difficult family situations recently where some people out of grief and all sorts of old resentments/hurts have behaved in really unhelpful hurtful ways, I have reflected to on the need not to wait for an apology that is well due, but to let it go and seek to move things on yourself.

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    1. Susipet – an apology indeed is “a sign of strength”.

      Believe me, I understand. It is from having walked the path of forgiveness and learning the multiple lessons of apology that I share.

      Past hurts and resentments can be enormously challenging. This is especially true when the offender or perceived offender remains unavailable for an apology. Nevertheless – healing remains possible for those who are willing, and emotionally available to move on from offenses. Hope you get a chance to check out the book…Health & well-being to all of your concerns. ~Storm

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      1. Yes will do…. And yes felt good about being able to move on from offences that came my way… ! Forgiveness and apologies are so interesting and so hard for some to do.. All of us sometimes and many people often. Thanks for your blog!

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        1. So true…nothing easy about either. However when unforgiveness, or a lack of apologizing for ones offenses become the norm – one creates continued emotional/spiritual dis-ease.

          Thank you for your insights & your visit Susi.

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