Saturday, April 22, 2017

S- 5 reasons to say Sorry

Sorry. A five-lettered word, but how difficult it is to say it! As kids, we are taught that Sorry is one of the five golden words. While we have no qualms about saying the others, ‘sorry’ doesn’t come as easily. But of all the words, ‘Sorry’ has the most power to set things right. Don’t let the ego come in between. Say Sorry when it’s needed.

Here are 5 reasons why you should say Sorry.

Makes you feel lighter instantly.

When you genuinely apologise for some wrong doing, it lifts a heavy burden off your chest. Whether we accept it or not, our mind always knows when are wrong. And then we carry that burden all along, without realising how much it impacts our well-being.

Makes the other person forgive you.

I remember an incident where a friend had hurt me with such harsh words that stung for hours after they were spoken. It left a very bitter feeling about that person, and I vowed never to interact with her again. But within a couple of days, she called up and profusely apologised. I could see that she really meant it. It made me forget everything that was spoken and I willingly forgave her. I also realised how little it takes to set something right. One heartfelt ‘sorry’, was all that was needed.  

Makes other people see things from your point of view.

When you say sorry, it brings any argument or feeling of one-up-man-ship, crashing down. The invisible wall of hostility that gets built-up, breaks down and allows the other person to see and understand your point of view.  

Makes your little ones learn from it.

As our kids grow, they learn from everything we do. They mimic our actions, copy our behaviour and learn from our mistakes. When you apologise to someone, the little ones learn that committing a mistake is wrong but they can make it right by apologising. They learn to respect relationships and feelings more than their egos. Don’t you want to set the right example for your kids?

It’s for yourself.  

Saying sorry and meaning it, is more for our own sense of relief than for the person we have wronged. Irrespective of whether the other person forgives you or not, it will help you to be rid of guilt and help you to move on. Help yourself heal. Say Sorry.


  1. I never shy away from saying Sorry, Please or Thank you. These may be small words but they mean a lot. Another lovely post, Shubhangi :)

  2. Sorry is a powerful word, as are (as Deliciously Alive comments) please or thank you. It's also why "sorry" should always be used in a Sincere manner. Alana

  3. The best thing about saying sorry is that it helps you get ahead.. Carrying burdens is a terrible way to live one's life

  4. Agree. It's such a small word, and some people find it so difficult to say it. They'd rather invalidate a person's feelings than accept that they might have made a mistake. One of those "mysteries" that I haven't yet figured out.
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @

  5. I am so glad you picked this up buddy. It is always very relieving and liberating to say sorry and I always make sure I say that as soon as I realize to avoid any misunderstanding from creeping in.

  6. I'm okay with saying sorry... never really troubled me too much. If anything, I overdo it, apologizing for others as well :/

    Sarah Hoidahl - A Lovely Real Life Story of Kindness and Karma

  7. people say sorry a lot here... sometimes they even say sorry for other's fault out of politeness. :)
    But that one word makes a lot of difference :)

  8. I can't understand why it is so difficult for some people to say sorry.
    Eva - Mail Adventures

  9. When I'm in the wrong, I don't shy away from apologizing. In fact, it has happened on a few occasions that I didn't want to lose some friends, so I went and apologized irrespective of whose fault it was, just to keep the friendship intact (of course, it depends on how much they mean to me as well)

  10. I have no issues in accepting my mistake and apologizing. It's takes away the weight of guilt and embarrassment and of course helps you sleep better too.


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