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You mean saying sorry doesn't always make it okay?

Saying sorryWhen was it that we started assuming that when we do something wrong, we could just say sorry and everything would be okay...  Like everything that we did up until that point in time would be just forgotten about since we said the magical word, "sorry"...

My 3 1/2 year old son Ryan seems to have picked up this bad habit, that I am helping him break...  He will do something that he knows he shouldn't do, then say sorry...  Assuming that since he said sorry, he will be absolved of all his previous transgressions...  It is rather cute, but I am working on helping him understand that it is not really the right thing to do...

I remember growing up, we would always be told that when you hurt someone, it is like poking them with a tack (push pin)...  Then when you say sorry, it is as if you pulled the tack back out...  Seems pretty easy right?  Well, what you forgot is, that the hole that is left still hurts and may take time to heal.

So now it seems that everyone uses the word sorry like it was a junction in a sentence...  Like it is just another word in a long line of words that make up daily sentences...  So stop and look at the words you use when you are in conversations with your family, friends and clients...  Are you saying sorry to just say sorry?  Or are you saying sorry because you truly are...  Hmmmm....

So are there times where you think you can just say sorry, and everything is okay?

-Chris

 

Chris Alston

 

Home sales and purchasing specialist

Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino

19400 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite #200

Cupertino, CA 95014

408-850-6955

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calston@kw.com

www.LivePlaySiliconValley.com

 

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Comment balloon 30 commentsChris Alston • June 11 2011 01:30AM
You mean saying sorry doesn't always make it okay?
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