“It’s Too Late to Say I’m Sorry”

I was walking around Manhattan the other day for work when I walked by a bar.  On a chalkboard sign outside the bar there was a quote that really hit home for me, “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.”  I felt like this sign was there for me to see on this very day.  I took a picture with my phone, but of course I cannot find the picture for my post.  I must have accidentally deleted it.  I didn’t forget it, though.

This statement is so powerful in so many ways.  I think one of the most frustrating things about life is regardless of how hard you try to convey to certain people that they upset you…they often just don’t care.  What are you to do when you still feel hurt, yet they still don’t feel sorry?

The one thing I always try to do is put myself in another person’s shoes and/or see their side of things.  I often find myself wondering why I even go this far, for someone who truly doesn’t care, won’t change, and is who they are.  I also try to see the good in people and appreciate them for the more positive things they bring to the table.  With some people in my life, it’s just not that easy.  I feel like with certain people I take 10 steps forward in a great direction and then the next week I take 30 steps back to a place even worst than where I started.  I try to tell myself to not waste time or energy on people that don’t make me a better person, but sometimes we don’t have the choice of who is in our lives.  At the end of the day, however, I have the choice as to our level of relationship.  There are some people that are just meant to stay distant.  I think this is all too frustrating, but such is life.

In a time of uncertainty, I think the best thing you can do is follow your heart–but use your brain, too.  You cannot let people have a purpose in your life, when you don’t have a purpose in their life.  Sometimes in order to find serenity in your life, you have to “learn to accept an apology you never got.”  Move on, and find your happy place…

Thank you for reading and have a fun day 🙂

Here is my picture of the day…

apology

Robert Brault, thanks for helping me to verbalize my own feelings…

 

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