Coinciding with the July 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge, I have decided to also participate in the 30 Day Letter Challenge in which I will write 30 letters to various folks who have touched my life directly as well as inadvertently. The letter for Day Thirteen is to be written to someone I wish would forgive me.
This letter was hard to write since I have been blessed to have people in my life who are flexible and forgiving. At this very moment I cannot think of anyone specific that I wish would forgive me, although I am sure there are people in my life who I have wronged. Today’s letter is to those that I may have hurt deliberately or unintentionally along the way.
Dear anyone and everyone,
Those are the two most overused yet underwhelming words in the English language, but today they are spoken with great sincerity. I regret any actions I may have taken to cause you pain or harm.
Sometimes we go through our daily lives unconcerned about how we affect others. I am as guilty of this charge as anyone. Although it may seem insignificant to some, a look, an action, or a quick dismissal can cause a person such agony. It pains me to think that a person’s hurt might someday turn into a place of complete lack of forgiveness.
If I have ever dismissed your feelings, stepped on your toes, or forgotten that you are a fellow human being fighting the same battle as I am, I apologize and seek your forgiveness. I know I cannot go back and change the way things happened, but I want to make things right between us from this point on.
I ask that you offer me the gift of understanding and compassion. I implore you to grant me the privilege of your faith going forward. Most of all, I ask for simple forgiveness for my insincere actions.
My sincere apologies,