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Sorry, I Really Am Sorry

Sorry Is a Word of Love Use It Wisely It Heals the Heart and Soul!

By Diane Mary MarkeyPublished 7 months ago 5 min read
My original oil painting of Oxley Beach, Port Macquarie, Diane Markey

Only say sorry when you mean it, the photo was taken by Nick Fewings from

I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship.

It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive. Yolanda Hadid

There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. Matt Laurer

If I could reach down in my heart, I would say I’m sorry for every unkind word and thought I ever had. Terry Bradshaw

To love someone from the depths of your heart is a blessing. You have people in your life that mean so very much to you. Even thinking about one of these very special people brings a feeling of warmth and joy to your heart.

When you find the time to be together life is indeed Paradise. But, you are merely human. You at times say words that hurt and immediately regret these words. You have also been hurt by a loved one.

Your love for this special one and only is so profound that you will do anything to make amends. You cannot take back those words that hurt. You wish to restore the love. To reconnect your relationship is all you can think of.

Your relationship with this very special one spans many years. She knows who you are deep down inside. She, (hopefully), realizes the hurt was not intentional. She is an open person with you and respects you deeply.

You respectfully seek a moment of her precious time. You honestly admit the words spoken by you caused her pain and upset her deeply. You find the appropriate and loving words to say how very sorry you are. You tell her of your love. Stressing to her how important she is.

Then pause for a moment. This time is not about you. This moment of sharing is about her and her emotions. You caused her pain. Now you are seeking the release of this hurt for her. You are seeking her peace and the restoration of a loving relationship.

Saying sorry is easy. Meaning it with all the love in your heart is not so simple.

But more than anything in your world right now. You wish your loved one freedom from the hurt and true peace.

You, dear one, deserve the release from regret that only true peace can provide. Forgiveness is the miracle that brings such release and its ensuing peace.

You are confident your friend believes in the sincerity of your apology. You feel her love for you remains as strong as ever. She may even find the loving words to say so. A tender caress of your hand demonstrates to you all that is needed. Love and friendship are restored.

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Another miracle, this bond of love is now strengthened.

She feels so valued by you. So important. To feel you humbled yourself by admitting your words caused sorrow and hurt. Your sincere apology proved your deep love for her.

Now, she is going to grant you a gift of inner peace. You may not even need to ask for it. This truly demonstrates the depth of love she has for you.

Forgiveness, unconditional forgiveness is granted to you. Simple words of love from her heart to yours stating that forgiveness is real. She definitely understands your words were not intentional. She says that she understands you learned a hard lesson from these hurtful words and the pain they caused her.

Now, it is time for a cuppa and to completely change the subject. All has been forgiven. Your apology was given and accepted. Forgiveness was granted to you even though not formally asked for. Your bond of love is now even stronger than ever. Love is great. This apology and forgiveness are miracles of love.

Many people view a sincere apology crafted with words of love direct from the heart as a true form of art. I, as a professional artist love this term. Anything which brings beauty into people’s lives must be done with care, sensitivity and genuine affection. To paint your love for another person in this way creates harmony and restores the well-being of the relationship.

A true and sincere apology has many, many benefits for both people involved.

When offering an apology, you are gifting words of tenderness to restore the dignity of the offended person.

An apology on many occasions helps the hurt person to understand you better. How and why you may ask. Because you have taken care with the words used to express yourself. She sees you more clearly and on a deeper level. You have opened yourself up to her. You took the time and effort to explain exactly how much she means to you.

Forgiveness is a gift from God, an image from

Have there been times in your life when you felt blessed with the gift of Forgiveness?

A loved one may have hurt you deeply, without even knowing it. You do not want to cause this loved one pain by bringing up the hurt. How to return your sense of peace. How to release yourself from the inner turmoil.

You forgive the other person for the hurt caused. You truly forgive. This forgiveness is personal just between you and God. By forgiving the other person you open a door to a miracle. A door of self-healing and inner peace. The other person does not need to know or be involved. This is your miracle.

You are forgiving this person for the pain caused. Truly forgiving. The slate is washed clean. True forgiveness once granted washes pure peace over your heart and soul. You may offer a prayer of gratitude to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ His Son for this miracle.

You realize that you at times need forgiveness from others. You have also caused pain and upset. The miracle of forgiveness is a gift from God granted giving the hurt person peace and inner strength.

Offering the miraculous gift of forgiveness silently touches God’s heart. The power of forgiveness is limitless. As limitless as the love with which you bestow it.

Forgiveness as with everything else you do in life is a freedom of choice. Forgiveness releases you from guilt and grants inner peace and tranquility.

The white dove symbolizes peace, the photo was taken by Sunguk Kim from

You are not denying that the other person hurt you. The pain was caused, yes!

Forgiveness seeks and pursues the straight path to peace. Forgiveness is not intended to change the other person. This is not your place to even try. Forgiveness is life-giving. It pardons us from emotions and ideas which prevent peace.

You have people that you love so deeply that when you hurt them you immediately regret it.

You find the time and the appropriate words of love to offer a sincere apology. Speaking these words directly from your heart to theirs.

Once the apology is offered and accepted the bonds of love are strengthened.

Then the miracle of forgiveness steps in to grant the hurt person peace.

You have throughout life been blessed with the peace bestowed on you after forgiving another person.

This article is also published in Medium.

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About the Creator

Diane Mary Markey

I write short articles dedicated to God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.

All my articles as truly inspiring and have many Bible texts spread throughout.

My stories and simply written and easy to understand.

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