Permission to stop feeling bad

“Sorry is what people say when they want permission to stop feeling bad.”

I heard this quote on “The Morning Show” recently. It made me pause.

There are apologies that fail the moment you hear them. These fail because they sound insincere.

Then there are others that sound heartfelt. But, they could still sound empty if they don’t result in change. It’s those empty apologies that this idea captures.

It got me reflecting about the times I’ve said sorry of late. Did I say it because I wanted permission to stop feeling bad?

It is a powerful question.

I hope to eliminate that brand of sorry from my life.