All of us have had to say "I am sorry" at some stage or another in our lives. Whatever you forgot the kids at school, said or did something that caused someone distress or, heaven forbid, forgot the anniversary or birthday of your significant other. Uttering those three simple words can prove to be quite difficult.
Actions speak louder than words
Through your actions you can show that you are truly remorseful. There are two very important things you need to imagine before even thinking about apologising just for the sake of it. First is that you might have caused someone close to you distress. The other is admitting to yourself that you might have been wrong. On both accounts facing the truth can be quite unpleasant, which is why saying sorry is such a difficult thing to do.
Only once you've owned up to your transgression can you be sincere with your apology. The action of showing your sincerity and remorse should be done in person. Never apologize by phone, text message or email for this is not only impersonal but shows a lack of sincerity and regret.
Timing for saying you're sorry is quite important. Do not allow too much time to pass before you apologise for your wrongdoing as this might seem like a reaction just to get back into the good graces of your friend, family member or loved one. On the other hand, if you apologise while in the heat of the moment the chances are that the apology might fall upon deaf ears. Let things cool down a little before you make amends, but do not wait too long.
How to make amends
Some say that giving flowers as a way to say you are sorry is the clichéd, but the fact still stands that flowers or gifts are a great step towards forgiveness. Show your sincerity to make amends by taking the time and making the effort.
When you choose a gift or buy your "I'm sorry" flowers, keep in mind who you are saying sorry to. It will most definitely count in your favor if you've chosen their favorite flowers or a bouquet of their favorite color.
In instances where you do not know these kinds of details, a professional florist should be able to assist you. Florists' knowledge and experience includes creating a special bouquet that will surely make an impact when you want to express regret. You can also add a gift to really smooth things over.
Although apologising is best done in person it is sometimes not possible due to a number of reasons. In such instances having a beautiful bouquet delivered right to the person's doorstep is an ideal touch. In view of the fact that apologizing should be done sooner rather than later, you can make use of a same-day flower and gift delivery service that reputable florists offer.
No matter how big or small your transgression, saying those three words like you mean them is never an easy thing to do. However, being prepared with flowers and gifts in hand as well as a sincere apology will make saying "I am sorry" every bit worth the effort.