Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Today’s Gift. #essentialsofrecovery



To apologize: to lay the foundation for a future offense. –Ambrose Bierce


“I’m sorry,” said the blind man as he whipped the mare. “I’m sorry,” said the mare, as she kicked the blind man in return.

“We’re sorry,” they assured themselves, as they pushed each other around again and again. Often, we push our troubles with other people around, creeping along in the old rough way, refusing to change because we’re too involved to see another choice.

There’s little sorrow in being sorry all the time. A true apology doesn’t try to explain. Sometimes a true apology just breaks down and cries. Then maybe we’re ready to go on–take someone by the hand, tell the whole sad truth, and work to find a better way.
Are my apologies excuses, or requests to be forgiven? 
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