In the movie “Love Story,” there is a line that says, “Love means never having to say that you’re sorry.” It is wrong, absolutely wrong. Love means- being the very first one to admit when you’re wrong and, also, always be the first one to apologize.
Never hesitate to say sorry, because ‘sorry’ is that magical word which not only demolishes walls (of misunderstanding) between people but also builds strong everlasting bridges between them.”
If you are thinking of mending fences or wishing to apologize to the people you have (or may have) wronged, at the top of your list should be your spouse, your children, your friends and your relatives because we tend to take them for granted. It is because they love us more than we realise, that they are not so vocal or expressive about their hurt. Remember just as we take their love for granted, they too put up with our harsh words/ ill behaviour. Making amends will bring much needed peace as well as healing and strengthen your relationship as well.
Don’t you think, today, this very moment is the right time to walk that extra mile, take that long overdue step and seek their forgiveness?
It will, indeed, be so very sad if you realized towards the end of your life that there were people who you should have apologize to. Remember the words that are not spoken NOW, will NEVER be spoken- actions that are not taken NOW will NEVER be taken.
So go ahead, rise above that petty ego, apologize unconditionally to all those people you have hurt and forever bury the hatchet. Write a letter, send an email, text a message, compose a WhatsApp note or walk across and JUST DO IT. Believe me, you will feel lighter and more cheerful . ~Latika Teotia
The promises we make in the heat of the moment are usually broken so to save yourself from regret think twice before committing.
Don’t waste time over regretting what happened to you and brooding over it. Be realistic- it’s over. Come to terms with it. The earlier you bounce back, the better it’ll be for you. ~Latika Teotia
There are lots of places yet to be seen, horizons yet to be explored and heights yet to be scaled. Don’t live in regret afterwards because you would find it physically difficult later. So go ahead, visit friends, journey out, fall in love, in short do what your heart wants to do- because there’s no better time than the present one; make the most of it. ~Latika Teotia
Just because people have hurt you doesn’t justify your hurting others or someone back. ~Latika Teotia
We, at times, criticize ourselves for making immature choices. But if you think with real compassion you will find that those were the right choices at that point of time. Everything happens for a reason, maybe, that was destined. Anyway the best would be to accept whatever happened and move on.
There’s no such thing as “good time” or “bad time” to change and its most certainly never too late to carry out mid course corrections whether in your relationship or even in your life. Once you realise that the road you have been walking on is not the right one and that it will not bring happiness, then, just change it. Don’t regret having walked this far on that road; be happy that it brought you to some place at least- to the place you now stand today. It’s an experience and you are that much wiser and that much richer from it. Now you can take a better and well thought out decision to change. Go for it.
Life is better when you adapt yourself to the present circumstances-instead of regretting and getting into could, should and would. ~Latika Teotia
Love yourself enough to share your story unapologetically and without remorse or regret. ~Latika Teotia