At a recovery meeting Saturday night I stumbled upon a new useful nugget of information.
A man shared that he was taught to stop saying “I’m sorry” and instead say “I was wrong.”
I had never heard this before.
This put a different spin on it for me.
Once I entered into recovery and I put all of the substances down…I was left to discover who I am. The good the bad and the ugly!
I am human. Therefore in many cases I will be wrong. I will be wrong in the way I handle something or thought about something or someone.
The most important lesson that I keep learning is that it’s not a crime to be wrong. It is not even wrong to be wrong.
The awareness of being wrong brings about the opportunity to set things right within myself. To change.
Making amends is not just saying I am sorry or I was wrong. That is only the beginning.
The true amends comes when I change the behavior…so I will not keep hurting myself or others.