Recently a girl I was fairly unpleasant to in Junior High found me on FB. I have always wanted to apologize to her but never had the gumption. There is no particular reason I was a jerk to her other than those were tough times for me so I must have taken it out on fellow friends. I am not proud of this behavior but it happened (darn it)
Even more recently I decided to write her and tell her how sorry I was for being mean, that I had no right to treat her that way and humble pie has made me more kind.
She wrote me back within 5 minutes and said, “Funny, she didn’t remember me being mean”. I almost fell out of my chair and then chuckled.
Knowing I didn’t have a lasting negative effect on her, I’m still glad I apologized.
How about you, have you reached out to your past and made amends? Or have you received an overdue apology, how did it make you feel?