I let someone down at work a little over a year ago and never had the opportunity to let her know how sorry I was (she retired before I was ready). I would think about her periodically and feel regret that I added to her stress overload. And I secretly believed that I was part of the reason she retired.
Anyway, someone on my team still keeps in contact with her and was asked to share her personal email with everyone she worked with. So I took the opportunity to write a letter telling her how sorry I was.
It is such a relief to get that off my chest – even though she probably hasn’t even read her email yet.
My 10 yr old son told me recently that he hates to say sorry because he feels stupid. Maybe I have a little bit of that problem at first, but after some time has passed I just really want to tell the person that I am sorry.