Saying I'm sorry can be very difficult. However, if you do not prepare yourself and say it in an effective way, you have just wasted your words. Think about what you want to say and how you want to say it. It is never too late to apologize. If words are not enough, you may have to consider the I'm sorry flowers!! But, hopefully, a heartfelt apology will be all that is needed.
Decide if the apology should be verbal or written. A verbal "I'm sorry" is more personal, but may lead to confrontation. A written apology is sometimes easier because you have a chance to re-write and it gives the other person a chance to think about the apology before they respond
Make a genuine apology. Anyone can shout out an apology as they are taking the parking place you have been waiting for. A forced or fake apology will do more harm than good. A genuine apology means to take responsibility for our actions with no hidden obligations or expectations. Phrase it carefully to make sure you are not doing more harm.
Taking responsibility of your act without excuses to let them know you understand your actions have caused hurt. Don't defend or justify the situation. If you start offering excuses, it will sound like you aren't apologizing at all and you are not ready to take responsibility
Make a commitment to change. Assure them you have learned your lesson and won't do it again. There is no reason to apologize for something you know you will continue to do.
Acknowledging the hurt or damage the other person feels. The person must know their feelings are validated and you understand the importance of the situation.
Ask for forgiveness at the end of the apology to allow the buyer a chance to respond. If necessary, you may need to offer restitution for your actions.
Prepare for an awkward conclusion. Hopefully, your apology will be followed by a counter apology or forgiveness. However, not everyone will be prepared to sing Kumbaya with you. Some people will need time to think about what you have said and others will respond in a hostile way. This is out of your control. If the recipient does not respond in a positive way, you will know you did everything possible to fix the situation.
Choose a card that suits the recipient and the type of apology. You might want a humorous card for a light apology or someone who values silliness, or a serious card for a formal apology or serious situation.
Write a heartfelt note of apology on a piece of scratch paper. For a simpler card, you might want just a picture of flowers or an adorable animal and the words “I’m sorry.” For a more complex apology, you might need to write a short or long note explaining why you’re sorry, and reminding the recipient how much you value her.
Read the note aloud to see how it sounds. Make sure the apology is as simple and as sincere as possible. Avoid rehashing the argument or negative situation, and instead stay focused on the positive.
Edit the apology as needed until it sounds the way you want. Check your spelling in a dictionary, if needed. Remember that the words don’t need to be perfect, just heartfelt.
Copy the apology onto the card, in pen. (You might even want to use the recipient’s favorite color for the ink.) If the note is long, consider using a separate sheet of paper or the back of the card.
Tuck the card into the envelope and write the recipient’s name on the front.
Give the card to the recipient in person, or leave it a place where you know he'll find it, such as on the fridge or counter, or a desk or office bulletin board. Mail the card if needed. Make sure the card is in a place where the person it's for will receive it promptly.
When speaking Spanish, there are several useful phrases that you use in everyday conversations. These words are common in Spain and all other Spanish-speaking countries. That's why it is important that you know how to say these useful phrases in Spanish.
Say, "sí" for yes and "no" for no. When you say, "no" you should make the vowel as short as possible. In English, the word "no" is sometimes drawn out when pronounced. However, in Spanish it is always short. "Salud" is often used to mean "cheers" or it can also mean "bless you" for when someone sneezes.
Use "excelente" to mean excellent. When you do not want someone to do something, say, "no hagas eso." The letter "h" is always silent in Spanish; when you say "hagas" you should pronounce it as "agas."
Express "está bien" when you want to say, "that is okay" and "está correcto" when you want to say, "that is correct." Use these 2 phrases interchangeably.
Learn "por favor" to say please. It is always polite to say "por favor" in various situations. "Gracias" means thank you and "de nada" means "you're welcome." Spanish people are always very polite; you should always be polite in return.
Tell someone you are sorry by using, "lo siento" which means, "I am sorry." You can add "mucho" to "lo siento" to tell someone that are very sorry. You can also say, "Perdon" which means, "Excuse me." "No fue mi culpa" means, "I was not my fault."
You've messed up with your boyfriend and need to apologize. A great deal of your apology will depend on what you're apologizing for. A bigger "I'm sorry" will be required for cheating than if you accidentally left his car window open right before a thunderstorm. Of course, that depends on how much he loves his car. Find out ways to apologize and hopefully lead to forgiveness.
Tell your boyfriend you need to talk to him. Sometimes this scares guys off, so make sure he knows it's not about something he did wrong.
Choose a time to apologize when you'll be alone and uninterrupted, especially if the situation requires a long talk.
Show remorse. Your apology will be much more believable if it's obvious you're sorry for whatever you did.
Apologize. This can be as simple as "I'm sorry" or "I apologize," but you must be sincere about it.
Make it clear why you're apologizing. Don't just offer some vague apology because he might not know what you're sorry about.
Send a card in the mail or online if your boyfriend doesn't want to talk to you. Personalize the card with an expression of how sorry you are.
Do something nice for him as a way of apologizing. If he likes cars, buy him the latest issue of his favorite auto magazine.
Be prepared for a negative reaction, especially if you did something serious, such as cheating.
Don't argue or present "buts" after your apology. This can get you right back to square one. Apologize and then let your boyfriend either accept it or not.
Have you ever received a sorry apology? Maybe you've been on the receiving end of some of these: "I'm sorry you that hurt you." What is really being said is, I'm not sorry for what I did/said, I'm sorry I got caught. There's no ownership from the offender. Or what about this one: When nothing is said, but a gift is given or people start joking around. Then you know everything is okay. A gift is not near as valuable an apology as are words from your heart. Here are a few helpful hints on how to apologize well.
Say it in person (the next best thing is by phone). Avoid indirect methods of apologizing, such as texting or emailing, especially if it is more than a minor offense.
Be sincere. If you're not truly sorry, don't apologize. It is only adding insult to injury if your apology is vacant of authenticity.
Be detailed. Don't be vague with general "I'm sorry's." Own the details of your offense. Recounting the specifics of your bad behavior will add to the genuineness of your apology.
Then apologize. Have you ever heard someone say, "I owe you an apology," and that's where it ends? No apology is given. Don't forget to actually say you're sorry.
Ask for forgiveness. This is important. It gives the opportunity for the offended to reply to you. They may be quick to forgive or they may need some time and space to check in with themselves. Remember, you've had time to think about this, give them the same due.
Respect their response. Depending on the depth of the offense they may not be ready now or ever to forgive you. Respect that. You've done your part in trying to heal the relationship. Your freedom is not dependent upon their forgiveness. Your freedom is found in your own confession
How to Say It With The Perfect Number and Color of Roses
Valentine's day is next month. What better way to celebrate it with someone you love, than to send roses. This can be a guide for you to know how many, and what color to send to your loved one, to get that special message across to them. If you send 1 red rose, you are saying "I like You"
Send your lover 6 red roses, and you are telling her "I adore you". A step above, a dozen red roses, and you're saying "It's true Love"
You want to make amends and need forgiveness? Then send 15 Red Roses, you will be telling your spouse "I'm sorry". Someone has accomplished a great feat such as a graduation or job promotion, send 25 Red Roses meaning 'Congratulations'!
Now you're feeling really brave, 50 red roses "I love you, no matter what". 100 Red roses, "I'm devoted to you", and the best of all to a woman who is wearing an engagement ring is 108 Red Roses meaning "Will you marry me?"
You want to downplay the relationship, it's moving too fast, send her Yellow Roses denoting "Let's just be friends", but you want to add fire to the relationship, send her a bunch of red and white mixed, meaning "We belong Together!"
White roses, symbolize innocence and purity. Red and yellow mean "Let's celebrate", Light Pink Roses,"You make me happy", (a nice thought for your valentine), Dark Pink, is telling her and him "Thank You".. maybe for an enjoyable evening?
Blue Roses are telling her "You're mysterious", and to really step up a relationship, try sending lavender Roses, "It was love at first sight". Burgundy, you're telling her she's "beautiful", Orange will say "She fascinates you",,,if you're going through a divorce and you receive White tea roses with pink borders, then it might be time to rethink your marriage, because they mean "I must confess, I'm still in love with you". Lastly, what to send to a funeral? Very dark red, meaning "My Condolences".