Do not accept an apology based on the fancy words that are delivered to you, which may possibly be the words of someone else, but accept the apology based upon their actions taken. That’s how you know if their apology is sincere or not.
Taking accountability for our actions are more than just words, but the steps we take forward preventing us from making the same poor decisions we’ve made again. Which can take longer than a few seconds, minutes, hours, a day, month or even a year.
So, don’t be so quick to forgive others when no real effort has been put forth and be willing to hold yourself accountable for the poor decisions you make. We have to challenge others to do better, as well as ourselves, so that we can earn our dignity and respect and to succeed on our journey of life.
In Between These Sheets coming August 2019