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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

Kiss and Make Up Day: Top Tips to Say You're Sorry

For some folks, saying “I’m sorry” are two of the most difficult words to say outloud. Whether you have had a little spat, difference of opinion or down-and-out argument, one day a year is dedicated to apologies. While the origins of this holiday are unknown, Kiss and Make Up Day is an annual holiday observed on Aug. 25.

While we all have disagreements and arguments from time-to-time, life is too short to hold grudges. Although they may seem monumental at the time, arguments are often trivial in the grand scheme of things.

If the silent treatment in your home or office is just plain deafening, why not take the high road and be the first to apologize? Now is as good a time as any to let bygones be bygones and bury those hatchets once and for all!

Apology Quotes & Sayings

  • An apology is a good way to have the last word. ~ Author Unknown

  • Chocolate says "I'm sorry" so much better than words. ~ Rachel Vincent

  • When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm. ~ Dan Heist

  • In some families, please is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was sorry. ~ Margaret Laurence

  • Never ruin an apology with an excuse. ~ Benjamin Franklin

  • Sorry is hardest to say when it matters most. ~ Ebehi Iyoha

  • Love means never having to say you’re sorry. ~ Love Story

  • It takes a strong person to say sorry, and an ever stronger person to forgive. ~ Unknown

  • I know a lot more than you think, but I keep it to myself to save arguments. ~ Unknown

  • Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. ~ Isaac Friedmann

  • Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past. ~ Tryon Edwards

  • Apologizing isn’t a sign of being weak. It’s a sign of being the bigger person and admitting your faults. ~ Unknown

  • Laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what you can’t change. ~ Unknown

In honor of Kiss and Make Up Day, suck it up, bite the bullet and forgive and forget! August 25 is also National Banana Split Day and National Whiskey Sour Day!


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