My dear, your apologies are well written and seem quite thoughtful with the right amount of remorse.
I often wonder when you will ask why I never acknowledge them.
My reasons are two fold
- Apologies are acts of contrition in the loosest sense. They serve more to the apologist than the one receiving the apology.
- Words are meaningless after, say, the second apology given for the same transgression. I’ll accept an apology when I know that you mean it. Showing me you mean it is never doing the thing that prompted the apology in the first place. One is not truly sorry if they keep doing that thing that hurts or offends.
Words are powerful, yes. They can inspire, demean, inhibit, motivate, thrill, or even kill a person’s spirit.
Actions…now there’s the proof to the pudding! Actions show intent. As that adage goes “Actions speak louder than words.”
Resolving to do the thing your words promise in an apology and really following through; is in fact, the apology.