Have you ever been under so much pressure from work, school or unexpected financial pressures that you can feel a storm brewing inside of you?
And if one more thing goes wrong or someone thoughtlessly says something to you, you’re going to completely and entirely lose your cool?! Have you actually, indeed, been at that point and said something you later regretted? We all have.
If we have been guilty of responding unkindly to someone because of unexpected stress in our daily life, we would hate to be therefore labelled “rude” or “inconsiderate”.That being said, understanding that we all have “those days” from time to time helps us to not be so quick to take offence when the tables are turned. How much would you appreciate it if your friend or family member gave consideration to your “freak out” session and knew you likely didn’t mean what you said and instead, gave you the benefit of the doubt? Likely you would be very grateful. We all have our moments, and it’s part of living this life. But IT’S WHAT WE DO AFTERWARDS, no matter if we are on the receiving end or the one lashing out, that shows our character. A well timed apology can make all the difference, keeping communication open, which is essential to forming and holding lasting relationships.
How does it make you feel when someone apologizes to you?
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