Finding the Perfect Iím Sorry Gift
The saying that love means never having to say I'm sorry is ...
well ... not true.
If you are like every other person on the planet, you have experienced
a situation in which it is important for you to come up with an
appropriate way to say I'm sorry.
Through this brief article, you will be provided some wonderful
tips to help you in finding a great I'm sorry gift -- and in saying
Armed with these suggestions, you should be able to mend fences,
make another person feel great ... and be able to move on with your
The Art of the Apology
Some say the art of the apology is lost, but with careful thought
and a good store, the job can be done well. Remember that although
it doesnít guarantee forgiveness, it may go a long way toward starting
the process-and it will begin the process of self-forgiveness as
Making the Punishment Fit the Crime
Much as we think punishments should fit the crimes, the apologies
should fit the offense. If you offended someone with words, nothing
can replace kind words as a salve. What should accompany a letter
of apology and reversal? Send the person tickets to a comedy club
to cheer them, and donít be offended if they donít ask you along.
For every different way you can hurt or offend someoneís sensibilities,
there is a gift to match the offense.
Replacement I'm Sorry Gifts
Perhaps you accidentally ruined something that belonged to someone
else. This is a common offense and doesnít usually cause hurt feelings.
The trick is to replace the thing you ruined with something of better
quality. When thatís not possible, replace the item with the best
quality you can find, and offer them something else along with it
that is along the same lines. For example, if itís a porcelain figurine,
replace the broken one with an exact copy and purchase another one
that might match it. Even if you canít find the exact replacement,
two is still better than one that isnít quite right.
And, of Course, Say "I'm Sorry."
Make sure whatever you choose, that an honest verbal apology accompanies
your offering. Nothing quit does it like a face-to-face, heartfelt,
And, you need to make certain that the I'm sorry -- as does any
true gift -- comes with no strings attached. Do not make excuses.
Do not blame. Do not hedge or fudge. Simply take responsibility
and say "I'm sorry."