Friday, July 13, 2012

Is the Word "Sorry" in your Vocabulary? It Better Be!

Written By: Ooh La La (Danielle Marie)

We all have those crazy, over the top, outlandish days!  Wait, you may say that's pretty much everyday.  No, we mean those days where all you want to do is sit, have a glass of wine (actually make that two glasses) and zone-out or even have a good cry!  We've all been there and it's usually the cause of too much stress, over-booking ourselves, loss of control and thoughts of failure.  With all this being said, don't take out your problems on everyone else!  This all ends up creating ugly situations where we regret our actions and words.  So, what's the next step?  Time to apologize!  Why is it so hard to apologize when we are in the wrong?

Just remember, apologizing is stating you have done something wrong and asking for forgiveness. You may sometimes have to apologize even if you are not at complete fault, but be the better person and try to move on while helping others move on as well!

Seriously, this topic shouldn't be that hard to understand, now let's put it into practice!  If you bump into another shopper at the store, apologize or say "excuse me".  Don't give them the death stare, you aren't always right!  If you get in a car accident, ask how the other person is doing and apologize if you were at fault!  If you hurt another person with cruel words or actions, apologize!  This will make a world of difference to that other person, and add a smile too.

If it's your spouse, hurry up with that apology, don't take a week, a month or your whole life to remove your pride and bring out the words "I'm sorry".  All that waiting may result with you missing out on some amazing conversations, romantic dates or even those fabulous nights of love-making!

After the initial apology, it may take the other person time to accept it.  Be patient, show your kindness, concern and gratitude and life will be much easier and happier!  Don't keep these feelings built up, they will eat you alive!  In the end, IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON! 

Do you need a "smoozing gift" to help the apology get started?

Flowers: Pick a bouquet of wild flowers, A few hydrangeas from your garden or have your local florist design a custom bouquet!

Chocolates:  Who can go wrong with chocolates?
A Card with a Personal Message
Wine or A Favorite Beer:  So much to choose from!
A Massage:  This could be a personal massage or a gift card to a salon
A Surprise Night out on the Town:  Have fun with this one and go crazy or keep it simple!

Champagne and Chocolates (or as Heather Dubrow says, "champs") LOVE!


Sauce of Life Quotes: "A stiff apology is a second insult.... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt." ~G.K. Chesterton

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