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Love is sometimes having to say you are sorry

Hey all!

Ok.. As soon as you read the title, you might think what this female is upto. Being the post where I am going to again talk about “sorries and blah”, let me just make it clear that this one is of a different context. You will realise it as you progress reading.

There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found
While journeying east and west –
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

How sadly true are the words that Ella shares above, we are more often guilty of hurting the very ones we love the most!  However ill intended it may be, it is a fact that we tend to mistreat those we are close to and flatter those we hardly know.  We are then left with one very important action, and that is to seek forgiveness from those we love through apology.

Why might you think that this is so?  I have a few thoughts on this myself, but would be interested in how you see this as well!  For eg, we grow familiar with people through time, and tend to expect a lot from them.  We expect them to see things as we do, or at least to know us well enough to understand why we act the way we do.  It is a bit pretentious but true.

Two, we expect a lot out of those we love, and tend to forget just how important reassurances are in a relationship.  It takes a lot of humility to love someone and it kills our pride to have to admit that we are not perfect as much as we would think we are.  Well, we aren’t perfect and so it unfortunately is necessary to admit this fact, especially if we have hurt someone due to our lack of sensitivity towards them.  If we can be rest assured with the fact that no one has yet died of indigestion after having swallowed their pride, then we can be certain that it can’t be so harmful to swallow it now and then.  In fact it not only is NOT harmful but it is healthy to apologize when we have wronged someone.

When you do apologize, it is a true sign that you are not thinking just about yourself, but you are taking into consideration the feelings of others.  So, given that fact, it is a definite sign of love, saying you are sorry is saying that you do care and that you do love…it is LOVE 💗.

It takes courage, it takes humility, it takes love, so if you need to apologize for something,  go for it!  It usually takes the air out of anyone that may be upset with you for something you did, and most often it can help solve a lot of problems before they become even bigger.

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An 18 year old, It hit me all of a sudden that I could write. An amateur at writing, here I am to showcase emotions of you and me, into writing. Your mind, My words. Thats the concept of Stray Words.

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