This past week there has been a lot of talk about apologies. If you require a more thorough back story, here's a link. Listening to all the apology talk, I think it's time for a primer on apologies.
|source: ABC.OTUS News|
The person receiving the apology says either:
- "Thank you for your apology. I'm glad you cleared that up" and it's over.
- "Thank you for your apology but it does not ring true because...." and it's over.
- A heartfelt apology is one of the best ways to move things forward for both the apologizer and the apologizee.
- The only person that should evaluate the efficacy of an apology is the person receiving the apology. Any bystanders are entitled to their opinion about the apology. Said opinion is best expressed silently.
"I am sorry" are three very powerful and healing words when used appropriately. Lather, rinse, repeat, as often as necessary.