Asking For Forgiveness

Better Safe Than Sorry

In Doing The Deed by Holly Walker

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I messed up.

Today’s good deed: BE QUICK TO APOLOGIZE

I made a joke. I thought it was funny. I thought, “I’m a funny person. She’s a funny person. She’ll get it.” But she didn’t think it was funny. I rode the line of humor and good taste and accidentally crossed it. Boo.

I meant no offense and yet it was offensive. I hurt someone’s feelings.

It was a comment that was said in a joking fashion. Did I stab someone? Physically, no. But a comment taken the wrong way can hurt just as much as a cut, and take longer to heal. So I apologized.

I felt bad that I made someone feel bad. I would never want to intentionally hurt someone’s feelings, especially a lovely, friendly, funny person. But sometimes it happens.

Everyone can be hurt. Whether someone seems sensitive or not, everyone can be hurt or offended. I don’t appear to be the fragile type, but I can be hurt just like anyone else. Apologizing as soon as possible helps the healing begin.

As it turns out, the offense wasn’t a huge one; she wasn’t as wounded as I had suspected. Whew!!!

Nobody’s perfect. We all make mistakes. I’m glad I apologized so quickly. I’m proud of me for being woman enough to say, “I’m sorry.” I still feel bad though.

Tomorrow I’ll be back to my old self. I’ll be fun-loving and joyful again. I shouldn’t stop being me. Let’s face it … I’m delightful. But today I’m going to sit and think about what I’ve done so I can avoid making mistakes like these in the future. Better safe than sorry. Tryon Edwards said it best: “Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.”

Right on, Tryon. Right on!

Photo (Flickr CC) by Vic

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Holly Walker

Holly Walker

Ms. Walker made her acting debut at the tender age of 8 in For Spring is the Season of Happiness. She almost turned down the role of Mother Nature (she wanted the role of "Spring") until she found out Mother Nature had the most lines. On that day, a diva was born. Holly has traveled the world performing comedy. She has been to more than 40 U.S. states and over 30 countries worldwide. She is an alum of the improvisational companies Boom Chicago and The Second City. Holly currently works on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore as a writer and performer. She has been a part of the Rebel Storytellers family since 2009 and hopes to be with them for many years to come.
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