Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of Repentance, is all about asking others for forgiveness. But that’s hardly a simple task. Sometimes – ok, often – apologies are tied up with all kinds of emotional baggage, grudges, and complicated feelings. And yet, the act of saying you’re sorry, or truly accepting someone else’s apology, can be incredibly freeing. That’s why we were psyched to read some words of apologizing wisdom from Marjorie Ingall in Tablet Magazine.
As the co-founder of the blog SorryWatch, Marjorie knows a thing or two about saying you’re sorry, and meaning it (and also when someone’s faking it). She recently shared her thoughts on the subject with Tablet. Check out an excerpt below, and read the whole piece on Tablet’s site.