Remember that old saying that love means never having to say you’re sorry?
Well, I hate to break this to you, but . . .
Saying I’m sorry to people you love is something you will have to do. And if you’re like some of us who have an innate ability to stick their foots in their mouths frequently, you’ll be saying I’m sorry a lot more than you’d like to.
That’s okay, though. Because saying I’m sorry with a Message in a Bottle not only makes saying I’m sorry easier, it makes it more meaningful.
Especially for those of us who have a perpetual foot in their mouths and for whom saying I’m sorry sort of, well, loses its meaning after awhile. You know what I mean. You say or do the wrong thing over and over, without meaning to, of course, and after saying I’m sorry for the fiftieth time, your listener just crosses their arms and glares at you—or worse, turns and walks away.
So, take it from someone who knows, me!, here’s what you should do the next time you find yourself on the verge of saying I’m sorry. Don’t.
Not with your lips, anyway. Say I’m sorry with a Message in a Bottle. Because saying I’m sorry with a Message in a Bottle shows the person you’re apologizing to that you are sorry—and that you understand that saying I’m sorry alone isn’t always enough. That sometimes words by themselves just aren’t enough. They need a beautiful container to hold them!
Seriously, though, saying I’m sorry with a Message in a Bottle does show the person that you’ve put some thought and effort into your apology. No worn out, overused words for you! Or for the person you’re saying I’m sorry to, either.
Because saying I’m sorry with a Message in a Bottle lets you personalize your apology to fit your crime. A small incident may just need the words “I’m sorry” as your Message in a Bottle note. A large one, well, that may require saying I’m sorry plus an invitation to dinner—or airplane tickets to Paris, if it was a real doozy like some of the incidents moi has had to apologize for, but let’s not go there, okay?
Oh, and don’t feel that just you and I are the only ones who’ve ever been in need of a unique way of saying I’m sorry. William Carlos Williams, one of the most well known poets ever, once wrote a short poem apologizing for eating some plums—imagine! That poem is one of the most highly acclaimed poems of all times. English majors all over the world study it as if their lives depend on it. But as celebrated as that poem is, just think of how much more illustrious it might have become if he’d not only written the poem, but placed it in a Message in a bottle as well!
Yes, the possibilities for saying I’m sorry using a Message in a Bottle are staggering. You may not pen a famous apology poem like old William, but you will show the person you’re apologizing to that you are, indeed, sorry for whatever it is you need to be saying I’m sorry for—as well as that you care enough about making things right again that you want to say it in a special way.
So take your foot out of your mouth and hurry to order your Message in a Bottle today. No, better make that several, so you (like me!) can make saying I’m sorry, not only a great deal easier, but more important, a great deal more meaningful whenever the need arises. (And, hopefully, that won’t be as often as it does for me!)