Sorry...Just a Five Lettered Word?

I'm sorry.

I don’t know what I’m saying sorry for but I’m really sorry. But do you guys see where I’m going with this. Do you see how easy it is to say sorry to someone without actually meaning it?

Only God knows how many times I have apologised without meaning it because it seemed like the easier option. (I know you can all agree with me on that)
Classic example: I’m sorry I’m late...You’re not really sorry (or maybe you are?!) but you say it because it seems like the best and simplest way to solve the issue and avoid arguments.

It seems like word that once had so much genuine meaning has completely lost its value. It’s quite frustrating (and a little sad) that if someone says sorry to you now you have to question if they actually mean it or if they are only saying it because it is the easier option.

One way I think we can show the people we are about that we are truly sorry about how our actions or words (or both) have upset them is to
Sounds easy right? WRONG!!

One of the ways I’m going to try to show the ones I love and care about that I’m really sorry from now on is to express it through my thoughts, words and actions...
*I’m trying to follow my own advice before people think I’m trying to tell them what to do without doing it myself*

This means if let say for example sake I said something hurtful (my friends and family would argue that I’m not the most tactful person...I argue I just speak my mind arguably a bit too much sometimes...) to a friend and I hurt their feelings I would have to find a way to show them how sorry I was for hurting them.
But do not do it if...

1. You only going to use it as a substitute for actually having to say the words
2. It will please or make the person feel better

The only thing that will make the person feel better is a sincere apology
(and maybe I’m being a little bit *okay a lot* subjective here but oh well! I’m sure there are some of you that agree with me on this...)

Then it is up to the person to decide if they actually want to accept your “I’m sorry” or as I would like to see it from now on your gesture of apology.

Saying sorry is only half of it there is a lot more to it than just saying the words.

“Words are just words and without heart they have no meaning.” – Unknown

If all else fails just say sorry...
(I’m joking!)

“Actions speak louder than words.” – Unknown

Con Amor,

Gemma Ama



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