Today Blog Host brought to you by Sylvie Branch of Sylvie Branch.com. And She asks ‘What does the word—sorry—mean to us?”
Interesting question! Sorry is such a sacred word to me. The word is so sacred that I only utter it when I am deeply moved.
“I am sorry mom,” the girl cried out
“Do you really know what the word, ‘sorry’ mean?” Asked the mother
“I don’t know…”the girl replied
“ Why did you say it when you don’t even know what that mean?” The mother asked in return
“I just don’t want to get into trouble.” The girl answered.
Just because we want to avoid the problem doesn’t mean we are sorry. That was the message that I have been trying to tell my girls. I don’t want them to say that they are sorry unless they know exactly why and have a plan of action not to repeat it again. Sure, it will take a lot of patience and time to mold this philosophy into their minds, but I feel it is all worthy.
On the other hand, stubborn children don’t mutter the word “Sorry,” unless they deeply feel it. That is okay, as long as, they understand that when they make mistakes, they need to reflect on.
“Sorry” doesn’t really mean much to me –‘cause I look beyond words, I look for actions. If your actions show, I can hear your heart muttering the word. In fact, in many cases, I feel like we overuse the word and it has lost its true meaning.
Until next stop,
Journey of Life