No one is perfect. Along life’s highway, we do lots of mistakes from which we derive lessons later. These blunders are not intentional in most cases. They are mistakes that everyone goes through in life.
And as people, not even the holiest person goes without offending others or blundering somewhere in life.
The courage of boldly resolving mistakes and living on despite of them lies in saying ‘sorry’.
The five lettered word brings hope, sorry heals heart felt wounds. It breaks even the hardest heart if said genuinely. It portrays the love that forgiveness offers.
“I break down in tears whenever my children say they are sorry, it took me a very long time to teach them how relieving the word ‘sorry’ is,” says Fiona Mutangana, a mother.
Though sorry is a soothing word, as youths we underestimate it’s magnitude on our lives and of those around us.
Sometimes when we offend our best friends, parents and very important people in our lives we do not want to apologize.
Though apologizing is simple, many youths regard it as bending so low and stepping on their privileged pride.
Not saying sorry has earned many suspensions at school, it has made many lose the people they love be it friends, teachers or parents, brothers and sisters.
“Saying sorry shows that you are guilty and are at someone’s mercy,” says Lisa Twahirwa, a S.3 student.
Just like Lisa, many youths share the same view about saying sorry. This attitude is what hardens people’s hearts especially after making a mistake.
The simplest way to learn how to say sorry is self examination. After many bad incidents, our selfishness tends to rule us.
However much we’ve provoked others, we always look at the side of what they should or shouldn’t have told us.
Self examination helps us to realise our mistakes and apologie for them.
Apologizing should not be taken for granted. It calls for sincerity in order to apologise from the bottom of our hearts if we want to be forgiven. Insincere apologies only lead to resentment.
Keeping in mind that mistakes happen to perfect us, we should never fear being judged if we say sorry. After all no one is perfect.
We can only get rid of guilt through apologising, no matter how big a problem might be. Remember that saying sorry always calms down a storm.